Group photo masks underlying tension at G-7 summit

Second GOP senator breaks with Trump on suggesting Russia rejoin G7

Trump is scheduled to leave the contentious G7 summit four hours earlier than originally planned on Saturday to fly to Singapore for his June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Our farmers, whether it's through a non-tariff trade barrier or whether it's through very high tariffs. this is all over the world.

Trump saluted Canadian Mounties as he was greeted at an airport at a military base in Quebec. The U.S. president has recently whacked all the other members of the G7 with hefty steel and aluminum tariffs and is threatening to also impose tariffs on vehicle imports, which would also hit them hard. The president alluded to the surprise during the press conference.

He said: "And so began a long litany of recriminations, somewhat bitter reports that the United States was treated unfairly, that the trading system was totally unfavourable to the United States, the American economy, American workers, the middle class".

The U.S. president arrived several minutes after the start of the breakfast meeting between G7 leaders and the gender equality advisory council that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau created for this year's summit in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. The U.S. and the European Union had been contemplating just such a deal, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, but it was abandoned after Trump won the 2016 election. "Look forward to seeing them tomorrow", Trump wrote.

"Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". Canada and Mexico have opposed such a clause because of the economic shocks that come from uncertainty about NAFTA's future.

The president meant to skip G-7 sessions on climate change, clean energy and ocean protection.

This marks Trump's second summit of the G-7, an informal gathering every year under a rotating chairmanship. In addition to the US and Canada, the group includes Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Japan. The EU is also attending.

Trump's comment on Twitter sets the stage for what could be an uncomfortable confrontation over economic policy on Friday.

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"It used to be the G8, because Russian Federation was in it, and now Russia's not in it", said Trump, speaking to White House reporters before leaving Washington.

Members of the G-7 include the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Japan, France, Italy and Germany.

Trump repeatedly praised Putin during the 2016 campaign.

"The rules-based global order is being challenged, not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor: the United States", said European Council President Donald Tusk.

The suggestion from Trump appeared to be an unnecessary early distraction from a host of other pressing issues pulling Washington and Western allies apart. The G7's finance ministers meet more often. "While the other G7 democracies continue to uphold those values, President Trump has isolated the United States, weakened American influence, and alienated our closest allies".

Trump, speaking on the South Lawn on Friday morning before boarding the Marine One helicopter, said that while "I have been Russia's worst nightmare..."

The administration cited national security concerns in its decision to impose the tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union. "The U.S. pays tremendous tariffs on dairy, as an example, 270 per cent. we don't want to pay anything, why should we pay anything?" They're mad, they believe that Canada should push back.

Such a sweeping end to tariffs and trade barriers is typically the result of a landmark free trade agreement.

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