- Macron Says G-7 Doesn’t Need U.S., ‘We Don’t Mind Being 6’
by JASON LEMON, http://www.newsweek.com/
France’s President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the G-7 “doesn’t mind being six,” suggesting that the group doesn’t need the United States.
The French president took a firm stance against President Donald Trump’s isolationist policies, as he spoke in Canada alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“The six countries of the G-7 without the United States are a bigger market taken together than the American market,” Macron said, according to Reuters. “There will be no world hegemony if we know how to organize ourselves. And we don’t want there to be one.”
Directly addressing Trump’s unilateral moves, Macron said: “Maybe the American president doesn’t care about being isolated today, but we don’t mind being six, if needs be.”