The two-day summit in Canada has been marred by a tit-for-tat exchanges of hostile tweets, with US trading partners furious over Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico as part of his "America First" agenda.
He appears to view the G7 as an opportunity to set his allies straight on trade while seeking their support on North Korea, tweeting Friday: "I am heading for Canada and the G-7 for talks that will mostly centre on the long-time unfair trade practiced against the United States".
"Getting ready to go to the G-7 in Canada to fight for our country on Trade (we have the worst trade deals ever made)", he tweeted.
"We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries, and to treat each accordingly", Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said. We have to change it.
European Union countries, which make up four of the group's seven members, agreed ahead of the summit "that a return of Russian Federation to the G7-format summits can't happen until substantial progress has been made in connection with the problems with Ukraine", Merkel said as the summit began in Quebec, Canada late on June 8.
The leaders of both France and Germany have already stated that they will not sign a joint statement at the conclusion of the summit unless President Trump makes some concessions on key issues, including language related to the nuclear accord with Iran. The EU is also attending.
The paper says 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.
"No tariffs, no barriers, that's the way it should be and no subsidies".
Trudeau also spoke by phone Thursday with Giuseppe Conte, Italy's new prime minister, and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
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Macron on Thursday said Trump was isolating the United States and suggested foreign leaders might simply wait until Trump's time in the White House has concluded before reengaging with the United States.
While trade is not officially on the agenda of the G-7 summit, there is a theme called "economic growth that works for everyone".
In response, Canada, Mexico and the European Union said they were putting in place their own retaliatory measures.
Trump's early departure means he will miss a working session among the leaders on climate change and clean energy, as well as talks among the G7 and poorer countries focused on the health of oceans.
While the G7 chiefs have largely praised Trump for his efforts to stabilise the Korean peninsula, they are unhappy he pulled out of an worldwide agreement created to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions.
In a tense phone call with Trudeau on Wednesday over the recent tariffs, Trump reportedly jabbed at Canada by accusing the country of burning down the executive residence in Washington. He explained that France runs trade deficits with Germany and the United Kingdom on manufactured goods, even though all three countries are part of the European Union single market and have zero tariffs between them.
The spat has financial markets anxious about tit-for-tit escalation.
Canada and European leaders were enraged, vowed to retaliate, and delivered a number of jabs at the president ahead of the G7 summit.
"When it comes to trade - the positions are very clear".
"The relationship that I've had [with the other leaders] is great, so you can tell that to your fake friends at CNN", the president told one reporter.