Trump, Macron cool down the buddy act at Canada's G7

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President Donald Trump on Friday called for Russian Federation to be invited back to the G7, telling reporters the country should be at this weekend's meeting of major world leaders.

This marks Trump's second summit of the G-7, an informal gathering that meets every year under a rotating chairmanship.

"Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries".

He is not expected to stay till the end of the summit.

Earlier in Ottawa, Macron and Trudeau offered an olive branch of sorts by offering Trump a modest measure of support in his historic meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following the G7 summit.

He has taken a negative measure of his counterparts, as was evident from his not so gentle shove of Montenegrin prime minister Dusko Markovic at last year's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

As he headed to a G7 summit in Canada, Mr Trump said: "Russia should be in the meeting".

But just hours before at the White House, Mr. Trump was not so friendly.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday threatened to join other world leaders to issue a rare rebuke of the United States at a global summit here this weekend, drawing an immediate and sharp reply from President Trump. Then he pulled the USA out of the Paris accord the following week.

"His preference now - and he asked me to convey this - is to actually negotiate with Mexico and Canada separately", Kudlow said.

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Friday morning he was spitting again: "Canada charges the USA a 270% tariff on Dairy Products!"

"Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the United States massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers", he tweeted. "Not fair to our farmers!" he wrote.

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the theme of discussions center around what's being described as mutually beneficial economic growth, gender equality, clean energy among other topics. He imposed a series of steel and aluminum tariffs on several G-7 countries to redress what he said in a tweet Friday was a "long time unfair trade practiced against the United States". Trade and Iran are not on the formal agenda, and the president is departing the G-7 meeting early, before the release of the joint statement. "We'll have a better deal".

Trump appeared to have taken notice and pushed back: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers", Trump said in a tweet.

Trudeau addressed the president's Twitter blasts while visiting Quebec's Saguenay region on Thursday.

Japanese officials have similarly hit back at proposed tariffs on auto imports, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying last month that the country simply "can't accept this".

In the last week, Trump and Trudeau have exchanged tough words over trade after the US imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Trudeau was angered Trump utilized the rarely invoked "national security" provision to justify the tariffs, and in doing so was alluding that Canada was a threat to USA national security.

Trudeau has worked hard to find common ground with the unpredictable president, but the personal bond he has tried to forge has been strained. Trudeau has called the claim "insulting" and "laughable". Some world leaders lamented that the president was needlessly starting a trade war between Western countries that would only ultimately hurt workers and raising tensions between economically close allies. Only if they decide on action that causes America economic pain, and him political difficulty, is he likely to take their interests into account.

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