How U.S. trade policy risks isolating the country from traditional allies
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President Donald Trump backed out of a joint statement with the other six countries of the G-7 and lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter after Trudeau said Canada would push forward with retaliatory tariffs. A photo from the weekend kind of sums it all up: Trump’s seated, arms crossed, eyebrows raised, while everyone else in the frame stands over him, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It has a Trump-against-the-world feel to it, which is increasingly how Trump’s trade policies are shaping up.
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