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President Trump at the G7 Summit
Jun 11, 2018 at 01:37 PM

The Quick Facts

  • The Group of Seven (G7) is composed of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • The G7 meets annually to discuss issues like international security, energy policy and the global economy.
  • This year's G7 summit was held June 8th - 9th in Quebec, Canada.
  • At the end of the summit, US President Trump refused to sign a joint statement called the G7 Communique.
  • This Communique was meant to articulate shared priorities among the seven nations.
  • In addition, President Trump threatened to escalate trade wars with America's neighbors and called Canada's President, Justin Trudeau, "very dishonest and weak."

Food For Thought

What are countries like the UK, Germany, and Canada saying about the recent G7 summit? What is US President Donald Trump saying?

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