The distance between Donald Trump and his G7 partners was further evidenced today when Theresa May and the leaders of Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada strolled the streets of Taormina, Sicily — while he followed in a golf cart.
The six were trying to put pressure on Trump over his opposition to free trade and efforts to combat climate change. They walked the 700 yards from the traditional G7 group photo, taken at a Greek amphitheater, to a piazza in the hilltop town, but Trump stayed behind until he could take a seat in the electric vehicle.
He had been the last to arrive for the photo, keeping the others waiting at the amphitheater, which commands sweeping views over the Mediterranean. Trump did finally join the others on foot as they completed their journey from the piazza to the summit venue, according to Egidio Giardina, the mayor. “Locals lined the streets to cheer them all, including Trump,” he said.
The hits just keep on comin'
"Leaders of France, Ger, Italy, Japan, Canada & UK walk the streets of Taormina. Trump follows in a golf cart" pic.twitter.com/MAEuwkY7ud
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Leaders of England, Italy, France, Germany, Japan & Canada walking in Taormina. Trump in a golf cart pic.twitter.com/jJ9B2wIQIE
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