France released a statement on Sunday condemning President Donald Trump for withdrawing from a previously agreed-upon statement by all seven nations in the Group of Seven.
Trump announced the withdrawal on Saturday via Twitter after Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau said his country would move forward with retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. in response to tariffs Trump recently implemented.
What did France say?
In a statement, French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said all of Europe, which includes four of the G-7 nations, are standing in solidarity behind the communique agreed upon during last week’s G-7 summit in Canada.
“We spent two days to obtain a text and commitments. We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency,” the statement said, according to Politico EU, which quoted a French publication.
“International cooperation cannot depend on fits of anger or little words. Let us be serious and worthy of our people,” the statement added.
However, as Politico noted, Macron’s statement never explicitly mentioned Trump’s name.
What did other leaders say?
German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas also condemned Trump’s move, according to Deutsche Well, a German news publication.
“It’s actually not a real surprise, we have seen this with the climate agreement or the Iran deal. In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 twitter characters,” Maas said.