Trump tweeting about G-7 before Kim meeting

Trump remains isolated as G7 summit enters final day. In front of the cameras the G7 leaders struck a conciliatory tone

Trump says he spoke with world leaders about his trade policies and called for the elimination of tariffs, trade barriers or subsidies.

The two leaders talked on the phone last week after Trump announced USA tariffs on European goods.

"Russia is focused on other formats, apart from the G7", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a brief statement reported by the government-controlled Sputnik news agency.

For the past week, it was an open question in Ottawa whether Trump would actually show up, after he imposed the heavy tariffs. Signaling he will not back down, Trump hurled himself into the fight, lashing out on Twitter about "unfair trade deals". That moved him squarely offside with most of his fellow G7 leaders, including Trudeau, on one of their most serious, shared global security concerns. "Please, we would be happy to see everyone in Moscow", he added.

"It is nothing unusual and should be taken calmly, without irony", he said.

The timing of the comments may not be arbitrary - they come just days after Trump advocated for Russian Federation, saying it should be allowed to rejoin the G7 summit.

Although Trump has spoken frequently of making Russian Federation a closer ally, his administration has nevertheless imposed numerous sanctions packages for human rights violations, meddling in the 2016 USA election and other acts.

European Council President Donald Tusk expressed broad concern about Trump's opposition to the global rules-based order, because it "is being challenged, quite surprisingly, not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor, the U.S".

"Look, all of these countries have been taking advantage of the United States on trade", Trump told reporters as he left the White House, repeating his longstanding complaints about trade deficits and tariffs.

"Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries", Canadian foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters in Ottawa.

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Moscow was kicked out of the group, then the G-8, four years ago after it annexed Crimea.

A senior British government source said that Russian Federation needs to change its approach before any conversation about it rejoining the G7 can begin.

The US president also repeated his call for Vladimir Putin to join the other leaders around the summit table. "It's in everyone's interests", Conte added, in an echo of Trump's own words after the combative U.S. president shocked both his allies and those back in his own country when he announced in Washington that, "Russia should be in (sic) this meeting", Trump told reporters in Washington as he left the White House. He added that a thorough discussion is needed to address the issue.

But she stressed there are many areas where Canada is working closely and effectively together.

"Let's leave seven as it is", Tusk said.

"Pursuing the conversation. Engaging, keeping the dialogue alive, now & ever".

"It is not something we are even remotely interested in looking at, at this time", he said.

Also, Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, criticized Trudeau on Fox News Sunday.

Trump injected levity into his photo-op with Trudeau before the start of their meeting. I am confident that our joint efforts will continue to be aimed at further strengthening of the strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Russian Federation in the interests of our peoples and countries, which are traditionally linked by close ties of friendship and good-neighborliness.

Before the two leaders went behind closed doors, someone shouted a question at the prime minister to ask if he was disappointed the president meant to leave the summit early on Saturday.

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