By now POTUS is in Singapore, but the echoes of the Canadian G6+1 Summit are still resounding.
Here is the iconic picture. POTUS like a stubborn child sitting at a table complaining to Summit participants standing around him that America is "like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.” His newest compelling argument defending protective tariffs on “national security grounds” had been put into POTUS’s head by Security Advisor John Bolton, the guy with the open mouth and mustache.
On the photo, you will recognize Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, flanked by Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japanese deputy chief cabinet secretary, an expert in trade, and Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Japanese senior deputy minister for foreign affairs. The Europeans stand united from right to left: Angela Merkel, federal chancellor, Emmanuel Macron, the French president, and Theresa May, UK prime minister.
Here the scene seen from another, the French angle covering Merkel but placing Macron in full view.
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I think the US resident won‘t give a hoot about Merkel’s proposai when he takes his decision on car tariffs. About Angela’s remark that the US had acted illegally with respect to the rules of the World Trade Organization POTUS won‘t give a damn, either.
Merkel finished her interview, "It's not a pretty thing. I was talking about disillusionment; it’s meaning a lot for me."