Great press conference. Trump masterfully explained his positions on trade and schooled the press over tariffs. He illustrated the disaster that the current “free trade” system is with the United States and her trading partners.
Trump also attacked the press —especially fake news CNN— and got into a heated exchange with a CNN reporter.
This is a wild exchange between Trump and a CNN reporter (who Trump repeatedly calls 'fake news'). Trump says his relationship with the G7 leaders is great—despite talk of a G6+1. (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/8rpGyVvhav
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 9, 2018
Discussing bringing Russia back into the G7, Trump blamed the previous Obama administration for the current situation. Russia was kicked out of the then G8 over their invasion of the Ukraine where they seized Crimea. Trump said it would not have happened under his watch:
"You know, Obama can say all he wants, but he allowed Russia to take Crimea. I may have had a much different attitude," President Trump says on allowing Russia back into G-7 https://t.co/syywHUMwLG pic.twitter.com/eyuUXoaLiC
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 9, 2018