Canadian News Jun 13, 2021 10:36 PM EST

WATCH: Trudeau insults reporters asking him questions at G7, then walks it back

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the podium speaking on the closing day of the G7 Summit held in Cornwall this year and gave a rather surprising response to a question posed by a BBC journalist.

WATCH: Trudeau insults reporters asking him questions at G7, then walks it back
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the podium speaking on the closing day of the G7 Summit held in Cornwall this year and gave a rather surprising response to a question posed by a BBC journalist.

"If I may, the G7 in Cornwall risks being forgotten in the way that most G7 summits are forgotten. Beyond the beach and the BBQ and the royal banquet, what do you think the world ought to remember from this summit that will make a real difference?"

Trudeau starts to respond do the question. However, at no point in Trudeau's response does he actually talk about what was specifically agreed upon or accomplished in this particular G7.

Instead, he says, "I can't help but think back to our [2018] G7 Summit in Charlevoix, that was made famous from [sic] a tweet from an airplane."

"But what actually resulted in that G7 in Charlevoix was a commitment that saw millions, if not billions of dollars flowing to girls' education around the world. Investments that have made a real and tangible difference in the lives of thousands of thousands of women and girls in countries around the world."

"We moved forward on an oceans charter to fight plastics in the oceans that have actually had real impacts. We've moved forward on many partnerships that, no, didn't make the headlines the next day, but have been part of a steady working effort by G7 members to have a positive impact on the world."

At this point, Trudeau appears to get more agitated, as he appears to be trying to put a voice to the umbrage he has taken to the journalist's question:

"And, I don't know what you will all be writing about tomorrow, but I can tell you, the work we got done today, at a time where the G7 is more united than ever before, more focused on the responsibility we wield collectively as some of the world's leading economies, not just to our own citizens but to citizens around the world."

"During a time of dueling crises of the pandemic and climate change, the impacts of this G7 will be felt long after the newspapers you write for will have been used to wrap fish."

It appears that just after the video, Trudeau immediately walked back his comment, "saying it might get him in trouble if he repeats the fish wrap remark in French, and states commitment to journalism and it’s important work."

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