The Wall Street Journal: Trump calls for ‘tariff-free’ G-7, just days after bringing in tariffs

President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the Group of Seven industrialized nations to become a “tariff-free” trade zone, ahead of his departure from this year’s summit.

The U.S. is like a “piggy bank that everybody is robbing.”

President Donald Trump

In a solo press conference in La Malbaie, Quebec, Trump said the group should be free of tariffs, subsidies and other trade barriers.

He dismissed suggestions of tensions between him and his G-7 counterparts, following his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from some of America’s closest allies.

“I will say it was not contentious,” he said.

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