But Russia appeared to turn down Trump's suggestion.
Top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow opposed tariffs before joining Trump's team, but now says he agrees the trade status quo hurts America.
But while Pence stands ready to fill in for Trump again this week, the president is convinced that his attendance at the G-7 summit is essential and is planning to travel on Friday morning to Quebec, according to three White House officials.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel previewed the dynamics on Wednesday, telling the German parliament that "it is apparent that we have a serious problem with multilateral agreements here, and so there will be contentious discussions".
Canada, Mexico and the United States have been holding talks on the two-decade old NAFTA since last August, negotiations spurred by US President Donald Trump's criticisms of the deal which he said was bad for his country.
The paper said that Trump has been complaining that the two-day trip to Canada for the meeting with other world leaders is "a distraction" from his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. But the White House has signaled no change in plans. "G-7 sherpa and deputy assistant to the president for worldwide economic affairs Everett Eissenstat will represent the United States for the remaining G-7 sessions", White House Press Secretary SarahSanders said in a statement.
"There may be disagreements", Kudlow added.
He described the disputes as a "family quarrel".
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This afternoon the President tweeted "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".
"I didn't pay much attention to the quip; I focused on the message I was putting out, which was that it is inconceivable - and quite frankly insulting - that the United States considers Canada to be a threat to national security".
Trump tweeted Friday. "Canada charges the USA a 270% tariff on Dairy Products!"
Trump's tariffs targeted G7 allies under a section of USA trade law that justifies the action on the basis of national security - a characterization that Trudeau and others have vigorously rejected. Canada, for instance, warned it would hit the USA with almost $17 billion worth of tariffs on goods like toilet paper and maple syrup. "We are allies. Our soldiers stand shoulder to shoulder to defend liberty and our values", Macron said.
"The global trade system is broken and President Trump is trying to fix it".
Members of the G-7 include the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Japan, France, Italy and Germany.
The G7, or "Group of Seven", is now made up of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, and Japan. After years in which Russia's wealthy were invited to base themselves in London without questions being asked about how they made their money, the Home Office is reviewing visas.
The anger and frustration with the Trump administration from key US allies was abundant on Thursday, with Macron suggesting that the G-7's six other members would forge a path ahead at the summit without the U.S.