"According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!)". Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%.
She added that Berlin would continue its dialogue with the United States despite difficulties. "Not fair to the PEOPLE of America!"
"We have massive trade deficits with nearly every country".
"I'm not saying that none of the things he wants will happen", Merkel said in an interview with ARD public television.
Other global leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe can be seen standing beside Merkel.
France released a statement on Sunday condemning President Donald Trump for withdrawing from a previously agreed-upon statement by all seven nations in the Group of Seven.
The White House is escalating its verbal attacks against Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of close American ally Canada.
"The American President may not mind being isolated", Macron wrote on Twitter, "but neither do we mind signing a 6 nation agreement if need be".
President Trump is heading to Canada for the G-7 summit on Friday.
Trump continued his tough talk on trade as he prepared to head to the meeting, arguing that the U.S.is being treated very unfairly on trade.
Trump was departing the Canadian summit several hours early, heading to Singapore for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on what he called a "mission of peace".
U.S. President Donald Trump sits side by side with France's President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. Echoing a series of comments she's made about the erosion of US-European ties, Merkel expressed consternation about Trump's disavowal of the G-7's joint closing statement.
Trump has been on a tear about German trade and cars in particular, bringing up the issues with other European leaders with whom he has met over the last few months, the source said.
Preparations for the new approach began previous year but have intensified since Mr. Trump tore up the nuclear deal with Iran and imposed trade tariffs on allies last month, including the European Union and Canada. But then Trump pulled out of a joint statement while citing "false statements" by Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau.
But the friendship failed to keep Trump from leaving the Iran nuclear deal, a decision that will have major implications for French businesses wary of triggering USA sanctions on business with Tehran.
The photo shared by Merkel's office on Saturday was simply captioned "Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions".