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 MeeksTreasury expected to miss Dem deadline on Trump tax returns Congress should look into its own taxes and travel, not just Trump's Liberals infuriated by pro-incumbent House Dem policy MORE (D-N.Y.) condemned President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report 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 SchumerSchumer slams Justice Dept over 'pre-damage control' on Mueller report Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Sanders welcomes fight with Trump over 'Medicare for all' | DOJ attorney in ObamaCare case leaving | NYC mayor defends vaccination mandate | Ohio gov signs 'heartbeat' abortion bill Dems see room for Abrams in crowded presidential field MORE (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Pelosi accuses Barr of 'single-minded effort' to protect Trump against Mueller report Dems attack Barr's credibility after report of White House briefings on Mueller findings MORE (D-Calif.).