Trump deepens G7 divide with call to readmit Russian Federation

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Trump's tweets taking aim at the leader of a country that has always been a USA ally came after the president left the G7 summit in Canada to travel to Singapore ahead of a planned diplomatic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.

Trudeau said he had told Trump that the talks had been made more complicated by a US decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, ostensibly for national security reasons. "Many of the current discussions about trade, especially with the U.S., despite the common commitment, will continue".

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton look on as President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada. On Friday, Mr Trump made a surprise call for Moscow to be readmitted, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel said other members were against the idea.

"We stick to the communique as agreed by all participants", a European official said on condition of anonymity.

"After calling out Trudeau and Macron before the summit, he took a different approach on Saturday, "[congratulating] he leaders of other countries for crazily being able to make these trade deals that were so good for their countries and bad for the United States" and chastising his predecessors for allowing the U.S.to be taken advantage of. "Very dishonest and weak", Trump said. "And we charge nothing", Trump said.

Ms Merkel said European Union countries at the summit agreed that the conditions to readmit Russian Federation had not been met and even Moscow seemed to reject the suggestion.

President Trump leaves the G-7 summit after holding a press conference in the Canadian resort town of La Malbaie.

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Trump gave "a long, frank rant", the official said, repeating a position he carried through the 2016 USA election campaign into the White House that the United States had suffered at the hands of its trading partners, with French President Emmanuel Macron pushing back on the assertion and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chiming in.

In an "extraordinary" exchange between the leaders on Friday, Mr. Trump repeated a list of grievances about US trade, mainly with the European Union and Canada, a French presidency official told reporters. "We have put up with Trade Abuse for many decades - and that is long enough".

On Saturday, Trump arrived late for the first working session on gender equality but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forged ahead with opening remarks without him, commenting wryly about "stragglers".

"We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the #G7 summit", said a statement from the Canadian premier's office released on Twitter.

The U.S. president left before the end of the summit and will fly to Singapore for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which he described as a "mission of peace".

Despite the sharp differences, Trudeau said all seven leaders had come together to sign a joint declaration despite having "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs".

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