United States (US) president, Donald Trump, has been reported as tossing a piece of Starbursts candy to the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, at a recently concluded Group of Seven (G7) summit held in Canada, claiming that he at least gave something to the Deutsch leader.
Eurasia group president, Ian Bremmer on Wednesday, June 20, reported that during a heated Group of Seven (G7) summit held by world leaders in Canada, President Donald Trump threw a Starburst candies to Angela Merkel, the German chancellor.
The all-important summit was necessitated by an escalating trade battle between the US, Europe and Canada, CBS News reports.
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Bremmer painted a grim picture of Trump and Merkel’s relationship amid heightened conflict between the president and other G-7 members over his steep steel and aluminum tariffs and suggestion that Russia be reinstated into the group.
Bremmer went on to describe a bizarre incident toward the end of the summit, when Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined some of other the allies “to press Trump directly to sign the [group] communique that talked about the commitment to a rules-based international order.”
Bremmer said: Trump was sitting there with his arms crossed, clearly not liking the fact that they were ganging up on him. “He eventually agreed and said OK, he’ll sign it. And at that point, he stood up, put his hand in his pocket, his suit jacket pocket, and he took two Starburst candies out, threw them on the table and said to Merkel, ‘Here, Angela. Don’t say I never give you anything.’ ”
“The relationship is about as dysfunctional as we’ve seen between America and its major allies since the transAtlantic relationship really started after World War II.”
After the meeting, the American president declined endorsing the joint communique signed by the other G-7 members, rebuking Trudeau with threats of imposing further tariffs on Canada.
Trump also earned a rebuttal from Merkel on Tuesday after he criticized her country’s immigration system, claiming that crime in Germany is on the increase.
Meanwhile, NAI.com reported that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore on Sunday, June 10 ahead of their unprecedented nuclear summit, which will reportedly kick off with a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders.
Legit.ng gathered that Air Force One touched down early Sunday morning, June 10, amid huge security precautions on this city-state island.
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