At a press conference at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada, on Saturday, President Donald Trump took a jab at CNN, calling it "fake news."
When a reporter, during the press briefing asked Trump about the growing tensions between him and the other leaders at the summit, Trump asked, "Who are you with, out of curiosity?" When the reporter said that he was from CNN, the president said, "I figured. Fake News CNN. The worst."
Trump, however, answered the reporter's question. He firmly denied the G7 meeting had been contentious.
The president said that the level of the relationship with the G7 leaders "is a 10."
"We have a great relationship. Angela and Emmanuel and Justin. I would say the relationship is a 10," he said, referring to leaders from Germany, France, and Canada, respectively.
He added that his talks with fellow G7 leaders on trade had been "extremely productive" and that he would prefer a tariff-free world if other countries would only treat the United States fairly.
"It's going to stop. Or we'll stop trading with them. And that's a very profitable answer if we have to do it," Trump said. He added that the U.S. is like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing. "And that ends," he said, according to a report by The New York Times.
President Trump said that he expects other nations to provide fair market access to American exports. He added that the U.S. will take the necessary steps to protect industry and workers from unfair practices. "We're getting them worked out, slowly but surely," he said.