But Trump did not totally change course, adding that the current tariffs were necessary as a reciprocal action in response to various barriers erected by other nations.
Mr. Trump then tweeted that "based on Justin's false statements, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our US farmers", he would not be following the final communique.
Trump repeated the call on Saturday, saying "we're looking for peace in the world".
Calling out one of America's closest allies by name, Trump accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements" during a presser after his departure.
Earlier on Saturday, Trump told reporters it would be "very easy" to make the case for tariffs on auto imports using the rationale that they threaten national security.
The text of the annual G-7 joint communique is usually all but final before the leaders meet for two days of glad-handing and group photo opportunities, but this year officials were negotiating even as Trump headed for his plane.
Because of the disputes, many observers were not certain a statement would be issued under all seven countries' names.
"They do so much more business with us than we do with them ... the numbers are so astronomically against them? we win that war a thousand times out of a thousand".
Cozier ties with Russian Federation have come at the expense of, in part, more fraught relations with USA allies Canada and Europe, after Trump imposed a raft of new tariffs and pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords and the Iran nuclear agreement. "That would be the ultimate thing, whether or not that works, but I did suggest it". In 2003, France and Germany broke with the United States in a bitter dispute over the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Speaking before departing early from the summit this afternoon, a furious President Trump vowed he would no longer allow the likes of the European Union to treat the United States like a "piggy bank".
The US president, who arrived at the summit in Canada late and left early to fly to Singapore to prepare for his summit with Kim Jong-un, shocked fellow leaders with a bellicose press conference on Saturday in which he attacked the trade policies of other countries.
"The president will continue to say what he says at various occasions", Trudeau said. It was kicked out of the G8 in 2014 for annexing Crimea from Ukraine.
Trump was asked if he thought Russia's control over Crimea should be recognized by the worldwide community, but he avoided answering directly and instead blamed his predecessor, Barack Obama, for the situation. "When you're down $375 billion you can't lose", he said, likely referring to the trade imbalance with China. The president said that the level of the relationship with the G7 leaders "is a 10".
At what a French presidential official described as one "extraordinary" session on Friday, leaders who had vowed to confront Trump over his decision to impose tariffs on US allies last week as part of his "America First" agenda, showered Trump with data one after the other. "That's the way it should be", Trump said, demanding the U.S.'s top trading partners end all tariffs.
In another tweet, Trump said he's "looking forward to seeing" Macron and Trudeau and accused them of "charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". "That is not a trade deal", he said, according to a report by ABC News. He said he pushed them to consider removing every single tariff or trade barrier on American goods, and in return he would do the same for products from their countries.
"We condemn all financial support of terrorism including terrorist groups sponsored by Iran. We're not looking to play games".