Donald Trump: G7 summit going 'very well' despite trade tensions
President Donald Trump is disputing reports that he faces a tense reception from world leaders at the Group of Seven summit in France.
In a Sunday morning tweet Trump says 'the Leaders are getting along very well.'
France and President @EmmanuelMacron have done a really great job thus far with a very important G-7. Lunch with Emmanuel was the best meeting we have yet had. Likewise, evening meeting with World Leaders went very well. Progress being made!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2019
Trump is trying to use the summit to convince global leaders to do more to address a global economic slowdown, as fears rise it could soon affect the U.S. ahead of his re-election.
But his counterparts, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whom he is set to meet Sunday, are trying to convince him to back off his trade war with China and other countries, which they see as contributing to the economic weakening.
Trump tweets that 'our Country, economically, is doing great — the talk of the world!'