Trump demands end to 'unfair' trade after G7 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel President Donald Trump Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron gather for the

Trump was the last leader to arrive at the summit and is expected to be the first to leave on Saturday, as he prepares for a meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12.

President Donald Trump wrapped his short trip to Canada extolling his relationship with the G7 countries as a 10 out of 10, and blasting reports of rifts between the US and world as nothing more than "fake news".

Trump said he didn't blame the other leaders for what he saw as an unbalanced trade relationship which hurts the U.S.

"Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" said Trump on Twitter.

But even before the G7 summit began, the United States and other participants were on a collision course on a number of issues.

Speaking about Russia's military incursion in Crimea, a peninsula that was part of Ukraine, Trump on Saturday blamed President Obama for the annexation.

The Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, the European Union and Mexico due to "national security" concerns has enraged United States allies and threatened to unleash a trade war.

President Trump recaps his participation at a "tremendously successful" G7 summit, says trade, tariffs and immigration topped the agenda.

"The six countries of the G7 without the United States, are a bigger market taken together than the American market".

The demise of the fragile communique is seen as a major blow to the strength of the G7 alliance, which is made up of wealthy developed democracies that also includes Germany, Japan, France, the United Kingdom and Italy.

Though the US appears increasingly isolated from its allies, Trump on Saturday insisted that his relationships with other leaders remains "great".

Such a move could make it almost impossible to renegotiate the terms of the 1994 NAFTA pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The government announced it would impose more than $16.6-billion in retaliatory tariffs, effective July 1, on a variety of USA goods.

"We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries, and to treat each accordingly", he said in a statement.

Later in the evening, during a pre-scheduled photo op, Trudeau was asked about Trump's late tweets about the communique and whether the development could have an impact on the future of the G7.

While it was only the Italian prime minister who agreed with Trump, British PM Theresa May recognised the importance of engaging with Russian Federation, but she said the country would have to make changed before readmission could be discussed.

Earlier while still in Quebec, Trump said he wants to make a deal on NAFTA, and he's open to working with the current pact or striking separate agreements with Canada and Mexico - as long as they agree to renegotiate every five years.

A source within the French presidency said Trump's proposal did not seem "coherent", and that it would be discussed in Quebec. We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.

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