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Merkel Allies Call for Unity After Trump G-7 `Affront'

  • President revoked support for agreed-upon joint statement
  • France’s Macron sees incoherence, inconsistency in U.S. move
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies attacked President Donald Trump for reneging on a Group of Seven joint statement, saying the remaining G-7 countries must now stick closer together to steer global policy.

“The step he took after the meeting, withdrawing his acceptance of the communique, is an affront,” said Juergen Hardt, a lawmaker and spokesman for foreign policy within Merkel’s CDU/CSU caucus. “Without question, we need to remain in talks with the USA. The remaining G-7 states must move even closer together in order to remain advocates for rational global politics.”