MACRON’S MUTINY: French President TURNS on TRUMP Ahead of G7 Summit

Friday morning, he suggested Russian Federation should be allowed back into the group. "The phrase I've used is engage but beware", she told Britain's Sky News.

The G7 developed in part because the world's rich powers - despite their Cold War victory - became frustrated working through the broader multilateral system with lesser rivals.

"There's a lot of questions hanging over it but think about this: at least we have CETA", said Jason Langrish, executive director of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business.

As he headed to a G7 summit in Canada, Mr Trump said: "Russia should be in the meeting". A group photo masked the underlying tension, after Mr. Trump lashed out at allies over trade, while calling for Russian Federation to be reinstated in the group.

Trump fired back - and the White House quickly announced that he's leaving the summit early Saturday before sessions on climate change and the environment.

Before arriving in Canada, British Prime Minister Theresa May called on fellow European Union leaders to take proportionate responses to the US tariffs and shrugged off a rebuff by Trump for a formal one-on-one meeting at the G-7.

"Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G7 countries", Trump tweeted early on Friday.

"Justin has agreed to cut all tariffs and all trade barriers between Canada and the United States", he joked, but also urged the Prime Minister to cut Mexico out of the troubled NAFTA talks - a suggestion already rejected by Mr. Trudeau.

"Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things. but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!" "It will start first of all to hurt U.S. workers".

"None of us is eternal, so therefore our countries, the commitments we have made, transcend us", he said.

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But they also made it clear that won't keep them from pushing Trump to end the tariffs, which they brand as illegal and bad for everyone's economy.

"When we're at war with our allies, if we need something, we don't have them to turn to", said Conley, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Their comments prompted a swift retort from the USA leader.

"What Donald Trump is doing isn't exactly celebrated across the USA", he said.

"We have massive trade deficits with nearly every country".

The French and Canadian leaders have each vowed to address the tariffs with Trump at the summit.

Conte's statement is one of the earliest clues as to what the new Italian government's foreign policy will be as Conte, who was sworn in one week ago, attends his first global meeting.

This will make for an awkward bilateral meeting between Trudeau and Trump, which is scheduled for this afternoon.

Under Trump, the United States has abandoned its traditional role in the G7.

Trump pulled Macron aside for a quick chat on their way into the summit and Macron posted the pleasantries on Twitter.

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Trudeau has said the Quebec summit offers the G7 leaders an opportunity to find solutions to their many differences.

"Maybe the American president doesn't care about being isolated today, but we don't mind being six, if needs be", said the French President.

Tension has been building over a year of policymaking that has distanced the U.S. from traditional allies, including by Trump's decisions to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear agreement.