Trump throws shade at "fake reporters" before heading to a G-7 summit he's not even welcome at
President Donald Trump briefly spoke to reporters before hopping on board Air Force One Friday night to head to the G-7 summit.
This year it's being held in Biarritz, France and will last from August 24th-26th.
Last year, Trump left the meeting early after a war of words erupted between him and several partner countries. Trump apparently didn't like talking about climate change but everyone else thought it was important.
Trump is always full of surprises - and expect this year to be no different. There will be many things being discussed over the weekend on the world stage.
The Washington Post is reporting that the other leaders at the G-7 don't even want Trump there this time around and would prefer normalcy as opposed to any potential craziness. Reports through the grapevine suggest the United States is already a year away from the 2020 election, so waiting Trump out isn't as painful at this point.
"When countries like Denmark are in the firing line, you just try to get through the summit without any damage," a G-7 diplomat told the Post referring to Trump's recent attacks on Denmark for refusing to sell Greenland to him.
"Every one of these, you just hope that it ends without any problem. It just gets harder and harder," the diplomat added.
The funny thing? Trump himself even wants to skip the meeting. His not being there, though, would be a politically costly move, even for him.
Here is Trump tonight, in a direct message to the media:
"For all of the Fake News Reporters that don’t have a clue as to what the law is relative to Presidential powers, China, etc., try looking at the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977. Case closed!"
He's mad at all the criticism he's receiving on his trade war with China.