President Trump’s criticism of historic allies at the 2018 G-7 meeting chips away at the post-war world order that the US built, write Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear of The New York Times. His tweets attacking Canada’s Justin Trudeau before the event created a hostile atmosphere. Trump then criticized several other leaders, making few efforts to cooperate. He even left before climate and pollution were addressed, signaling how little he cares about these issues. Having shown warmth to North Korea, some believe Trump is giving the regime better treatment than his own allies. All in all, he is fracturing America’s global support.
The criticism that President Trump has received during the 2018 G-7 meeting shows that he is hitting a nerve by calling out the international establishment’s flaws, holds Steve Hilton of Fox News. The current system allows for the EU and Canada to engage in protectionism, which hurts America economically. Trump is right to call out this unfairness. Many may call him brash, but he is doing what he was elected to do, putting America first. The International Monetary Fund and EU have encouraged globalist policies that hurt the working class and enriched the elite everywhere. Trump realizes this and is trying to fight this imbalance.