Trump swiftly responded to Trudeau by upending the communiqué in a series of tweets Saturday evening. President Trump had shown up late, suggested Russian Federation rejoin the alliance over his allies' objections, harangued leaders over supposedly unfair trade practices, and generally acted as a one-man diplomatic wrecking ball. "He did him a favor and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique and what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?"
Trump plans to leave the summit mid-morning on Saturday, four hours earlier than originally planned, to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It contrasts with last year's summit in Italy, which resulted in a minimalist outcome as leaders held out hope of winning Trump round.
French President Emmanuel Macron's office yesterday reacted by saying that "international cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks".
France is also standing by the G7 communique, a French presidency official said. We have a great relationship. Trump said the tariffs are necessary for national security.
"This G7 does not put an end to all our disagreements, but in a context of tension it did allow us to preserve unity wherever that was possible", he said.
"I did suggest it and people I guess were going to go back to the drawing board".
Leaders of the G7 nations on Saturday papered over the cracks in their alliance at a summit in Canada but came away with little more than an agreement to disagree on trade, as U.S. President Donald Trump defiantly brandished his "America First" agenda. We will also definitely go into talks with our. partners, especially Canada and Japan, and again see how we could work closer together. When I'm telling them, they're smiling at me. He reiterated his position, saying it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in the group.
"I think the G8 would be better, I think having Russian Federation back in would be a positive thing".
"It was a betrayal", Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union".
"There will be no world hegemony if we know how to organize ourselves". He also made controversial comments to reporters calling for Russian Federation, which had been kicked out of the G8 in 2014 over its Crimea invasion, to have its membership reinstated.
Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland later tweeted photos of the women's empowerment meeting, showing Trump's empty chair.
Trump also said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry, throwing the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray.
He insisted, like Trump himself has done many times, that Canada has enormous tariffs itself - especially on certain dairy and food products. President Trump is sitting alone on one side of a table.
He tweeted that he would not now endorse the communique due to "false statements" from the Canadian PM.
The other G7 leaders will meet without Trump for the rest of the day, discussing climate change and worldwide development.
Kudlow said Trudeau had engaged in a "a sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption" and should apologize.