Trump has managed to "humiliate" Merkel with candy

Elias Hubbard
June 23, 2018

During the most recent G-7 summit, during which Trump engaged in bitter rhetoric and an epic staredown with world leaders, his actions behind the scenes of that event were even more embarrassing than the picture itself.

Donald Trump threw Starburst sweets to Angela Merkel during the G7 summit as the German Chancellor pressured him to sign a joint statement, according to reports.

Trump has since slapped steep trade tariffs on steel an aluminium coming from Canada and Europe, with reciprocal tariffs from Europe due to take effect this week.

In a CBS News interview, Bremmer described a scene in which worldwide leaders gathered around the president to directly push him to sign the meeting's official communique: "Trump was sitting there with his arms crossed, clearly not liking the fact that they were ganging up on him", he said.

"It was at this point, towards the end of the summit, that Chancellor Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada got together with some of the allies and really wanted to press Trump directly to sign the communiqué, that talked about the commitment to a rules-based global order".

Trump had been upset about the rest of the allied nations coming together, seemingly "ganging up" on him to sign a communique, Bremmer said. "Don't say I never give you anything" to Merkel. Um.

Trump initially resisted signing the statement but later agreed, pulling the sweets from his suit pocket and saying: "Here, Angela".

In the same volley of tweets he also railed against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who had been one of the first to join Merkel in pressuring him to sign.

President Trump reportedly tossed a Starburst toward German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G7 summit in Canada. "And at that moment he rose, put his hand in the pocket of his jacket, took out two Starburst candy, threw them on the table and said, behold, the angel, and don't say I never give you nothing", said Bremmer.

"It's hard to, keeping in mind that Trump didn't want to go to the G7", Bremmer said.

After the G7 summit, Trump again criticised Trudeau and withdrew his support for the communiqué.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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