President Trump is at a G7 summit in the Sicilian coastal town of Taormina Friday with the leaders of Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and Canada. He started the day with a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the only leader who wasn’t with Trump in Brussels for a NATO summit on Thursday. The topics of discussion at the summit will veer from tackling terrorism, which has broad consensus, to climate change and trade, where Trump is essentially the odd leader out. Migration and North Korea will also be big topics. “It’s time for him to have an intimate discussion and understand their issues but, more importantly, for them to understand our issues,” national economic adviser Gary Cohn told reporters late Thursday, en route to Sicily. Breaking with longstanding tradition, Trump has not held a press conference on his trip.
Just arrived in Italy for the G7. Trip has been very successful. We made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2017