Trump Wants Russia Back In The G-7

Trudeau said he and Trump have disagreed over Trump's call for Canada to open up its supply management system, which protects dairy, poultry and eggs farmers, during the hard ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

U.S. President Donald Trump raised eyebrows Friday by suggesting Russian Federation should be allowed to rejoin the elite group of leading industrialized nations now known as the Group of Seven or G7.

Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron walk down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 7, 2018.

The two leaders have been trading barbs on Twitter ahead of their meeting.

This year's G7 summit, which begins Friday in Canada, is set to be unusually ill-tempered, with the US facing off against the other six in the group: Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Although Trump said the tariffs are necessary to protect United States industry, Canada and the European Union have said they are illegal.

To add fuel to the fire, Trump reportedly asked Trudeau about Canada burning down the White House to justify his reasoning for viewing Canada as a security threat (for reference, that was the war of 1812, and it was British troops).

President Donald Trump has greeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec.

"Prime ministers are people, and he's insulted them", Reinsch said. Trump, who was expected to play the role of a spoiler, will also be absent from that.

Not to be undone, Trump responded on Twitter saying that both Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". It also means he will be able to avoid a showdown with allies like Canada and France, who are angry with Trump's isolationist policies and decision to impose harsh tariffs on trade and aluminum.

The suspension was supported by the other members of the group, including the US, Canada, Japan and four European nations. Calls for the invitation to be rescinded grew last November after Mr Trump retweeted three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group Britain First. From there I go to Singapore and talks with North Korea on Denuclearization.

"Until we can have reciprocal relationships, we will not have free trade, and we will not have fair trade", Kudlow said.

While there have been disputes over policy, analysts say the current dust-ups between the Trump administration and longtime US allies point to a potential shift in worldwide dynamics.

Apart from this nascent trade war, Trump has also pulled the USA out of the Iran nuclear deal, threatening foreign companies that still want to do business there. In a statement at the time the countries, which include the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Japan, condemned Russia's actions as "illegal" and in "contravention of worldwide law".

"The risk is to create a world of survival of the fittest. Hegemony is the end of the rule of law".