Singapore — US President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets on Monday venting anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) allies, the EU and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive Group of Seven (G-7) meeting at the weekend. Having left the G7 summit in Canada early, Trump’s announcement that he was backing out of the joint communiqué torpedoed what appeared to be a fragile consensus on the trade dispute between Washington and its top allies. "Fair trade is now to be called fool trade if it is not reciprocal," tweeted Trump, who flew from Canada to Singapore for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "Sorry, we cannot let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore. We must put the American worker first!"

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