Washington DC [United States], June 16 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed the "fake news media" for misrepresenting the recent Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Canada and shared photos showing he had a "great relationship" with the other world leaders.
In a series of tweets, Trump posted photographs featuring him smiling alongside world leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and France's President Emmanuel Macron at the summit.
"I have a great relationship with Angela Merkel of Germany, but the Fake News Media only shows the bad photos (implying anger) of negotiating an agreement - where I am asking for things that no other American President would ask for!" Trump tweeted.
I have a great relationship with Angela Merkel of Germany, but the Fake News Media only shows the bad photos (implying anger) of negotiating an agreement - where I am asking for things that no other American President would ask for! pic.twitter.com/Ib97nN5HZt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 15 June 2018
"The Fake News Media said that I did not get along with other Leaders at the #G7Summit in Canada. They are once again, WRONG!," Trump wrote in another Tweet.
"Great discussions with European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Council President Donald Tusk at the #G7Summit in Canada last week," he wrote in another Twitter post.
Trump's series of tweets came in the backdrop of a viral photograph Merkel shared from the summit, where she could be seen, staring down Trump while standing behind a table with both hands pressed firmly into its surface atop some documents.
With as neutral an expression as possible, she could be seen staring directly at President Trump, who sat on the other side of the table.
Merkel captioned the picture: "Day two of the G-7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions."
In the viral picture, Merkel and Trump were also surrounded by a slew of other leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US national security adviser John Bolton.
On the first day of the summit, which was being held in Canada's La Malbaie, Trump pitched the idea of discarding all tariffs and trade barriers between the US and its G-7 allies.
Leaders of seven advanced economies concluded their summit in Canada by signing a joint statement acknowledging the importance of mutually beneficial trade.
However, the pledge failed to bridge the gap among the G7 partners following US President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on its allies and a threat of global trade war.
Prior to the commencement of the two-day summit, Trump lashed out at Trudeau and Macron in a series of tweets over the criticism on U.S' imposition of trade tariff.
"Why isn't the European Union and Canada informing the public that for years they have used massive Trade Tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers against the U.S. Totally unfair to our farmers, workers & companies. Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!" Trump had tweeted.
"Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the U.S. and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things...but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!," Trump had written in another tweet.
Another tweet read, "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the U.S. massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers. The EU trade surplus with the U.S. is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out. Look forward to seeing them tomorrow."(ANI)