Dem lawmaker: Trump conceding 'role as leader of the free world' after G-7 summit

Dem lawmaker: Trump conceding 'role as leader of the free world' after G-7 summit
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Rep. Gregory MeeksGregory Weldon MeeksNew Dem star to rattle DC establishment Proxy advisors do need to be regulated Dems near decision on superdelegates MORE (D-N.Y.) condemned President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE on Saturday for abruptly announcing earlier that night that he did not endorse a joint statement by the Group of Seven (G-7) that he had agreed to support earlier in the day. 

"With every brash tweet, President Trump concedes the US's role as leader of the free world," Meeks wrote on Twitter. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier on Saturday that all members of the G-7 had signed a joint communique.

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But Trump tweeted later, following Trudeau's criticism of U.S. tariffs, that he no longer supported the statement.

“Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!” Trump tweeted.

Trump also criticized Trudeau for acting “meek and mild” during their G-7 meetings. He accused the prime minister of changing his tone after Trump departed the summit for Singapore.

Meeks was among other Democrats who also condemned the move, including Democratic leaders Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerThis week: GOP mulls vote on ‘abolish ICE’ legislation Red-state Dem tells Schumer to 'kiss my you know what' on Supreme Court vote Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick MORE (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiRoby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism Mellman: (Mis)interpreting elections Overnight Health Care: Trump officials score a win against Planned Parenthood | Idaho residents to vote on Medicaid expansion | PhRMA, insurers weigh in on Trump drug pricing plan MORE (D-Calif.).