While President Trump travels to France to represent the US at the G7 Summit of Heads of State and Government, the memories of the insults he has inflicted on important US allies are still fresh and he is joining some The same leaders will interact with them over the next few days.
In recent weeks, the president has attacked some of the staunchest friends of the United States, offering glowing words for strong men like North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Russia's Vladimir Putin. In recent days, Mr. Trump has revived his proposal to reinstate Russia among the group of seven leaders of major industrialized countries, blaming former President Obama for allowing Russia to annex Crimea. Mr. Trump sometimes suggests that America's friends treat her worse than her enemies, especially in terms of trade, beliefs and international politics. Critics say that this is the wrong signal to an observing world.
"Our allies are using us much more than our enemies," the president said earlier this month to his audience at a Pennsylvania manufacturing facility.
Earlier this week, the President unloaded the Danish Prime Minister, suggesting that. She described her comments as "evil" and suddenly canceled his trip to Denmark. Mr. Trump described his revulsion in detail to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.
He also traveled to Britain, France and Germany because he did not take it back ISIS fighters were captured in Syria and threatened to return the fighters to this one To release countries.
"By the way, we currently hold thousands of ISIS fighters and Europe needs to take them with them," Trump told reporters on the White House lawn Wednesday. "And if Europe does not accept them, I have no choice but to release them to the countries from which they have come, namely Germany, France and other places."
The President has also expressed vehement frustration with G-7 member France and French President Emmanuel Macron over trade-related issues and even threatens to impose tariffs on French wines.
"France has just levied a digital tax on our major American technology companies," tweeted the president last month . "If someone taxes them, it should be their home country, the US, and we'll announce a substantial countermeasure against Macron's stupidity shortly."
Mr. Trump, who does not drink alcohol, added, "I've always said American wine is better than French wine!"
But it remains to be seen how Mr Trump will behave in France.
At the recent summit in Canada last year, the President shocked the participants when, without any reason, he arrived late for a breakfast on gender equality. But he seemed to get on well with all the leaders during his visit – before triggering angry tweets after Air Force One landed. He expressed particular anger over the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"Justin Trudeau from Canada was so gentle and gentle during our @G7 meetings that he was only holding a press conference after I said," The US tariffs were somehow offensive "and he" will not be pushed around ". Very dishonest and weak, our tariffs are a response to his 270% on milk! " Mr. Trump tweeted after completing last year's summit.