Trump calls for return of Russian Federation to the G7 ‘table’

Trudeau No sign of US common sense prevailing

Sure, President Trump will attend the G7 Summit this weekend but he's out of there early. The War of 1812 lasted from 1812 to 1815 while James Madison was president; numerous most famous battles occurred in Upstate New York. "The administration has also proven no fan of ocean protection, advocating drilling the high seas anywhere there's oil to be potentially found".

World leaders including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are expected to raise the issue of tariffs with US President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump has planned to leave the summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations before it discusses climate change and the health of oceans, underlining fractures in the G7 exacerbated by US trade tariffs.

"We're going to deal with the unfair trade practices", Trump told reporters outside the White House before leaving for the summit.

The summit comes amid a fractured moment for US alliances after the tariffs the USA imposed last week on Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

Mr Tusk said: "What worries me most, however, is the fact that the rules-based worldwide order is being challenged, surprisingly not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor - the US".

He later said that Russia's return to the group would be "an asset" and that it would be a good move for peace in the world. Trump is heading to Singapore, where he is scheduled to meet on Monday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In a Twitter rant on Thursday, Trump lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, venting about Canadian tariffs on USA dairy products.

"For us, it was important that we have a commitment for a rule-based trade order, that we continue to fight against protectionism and that we want to reform the WTO", Merkel said.

At these summits in the past, all the leaders commit their respective countries to a series of objectives, but U.S. President Donald Trump has shown reluctance to put pen to paper on the sections relating to trade and climate policy, which generally fly in the face of his "America First" agenda that has largely shunned multilateral cooperation.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs Everett Eissenstat, will represent the United States for the G7 sessions that Trump will skip Saturday. Right now, we are not going to live with the deals the way they are.

The US leader made a surprise call for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the group of top industrialised nations after its expulsion for annexing Crimea.

"In other words, let's say Canada, where ... the United States pays tremendous tariffs on dairy as an example - 270% - nobody knows that ... we don't want to pay anything".

While Trump set a combative tone before even arriving at the summit with tweets about unfair trade deals, he appeared affable and joking at multiple brief photo opportunities and praised Macron for helping to work out trade issues.

France's finance minister has billed the group as "a G-6 plus one" in reference to Trump's isolation from other allies.



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