Justin Trudeau Gifts Trump With Photo of Grandfather's Canadian Hotel

President Donald Trump doubled down on his suggestion that Russian Federation be re-admitted into the G-7 in an impromptu presser on Saturday morning from the summit in Canada. "The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out". That's the way it should be. No tariffs, no barriers, that's the way it should be.

Trump's counterparts in the G7 have been scrambling this week to try to find some semblance of consensus with Washington on trade and the other key issues that have formed the basis of the 42-year-old organization.

Trump has invoked a U.S. national security provision to unilaterally impose tariffs on imports of foreign steel and aluminum, to the outrage of his allies, who have retaliated with a threat of their own, more targeted, sanctions.

He said: "And so began a long litany of recriminations, somewhat bitter reports that the United States was treated unfairly, that the trading system was totally unfavourable to the United States, the American economy, American workers, the middle class".

The European leaders' facts, figures and plaintive explanations on trade fell on deaf ears.

Canada wants a deal too, but the Trudeau government views the U.S.'s proposed five-year sunset clause as a non-starter.

"I would say that the G8 is a more meaningful group than the G7, absolutely", Trump said.

During a brief meeting with reporters at the Quebec resort where the leaders gathered, Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - who had been at each other's throats for a week - even shared a few jokes.

Trump came out swinging in his news conference, repeating his view that America has always been cheated by its friends.

So at the G7 in Charlevoix, Quebec on Friday, some were speculating whether when he shook Trump's hand with a grip so firm the U.S leader was left with white marks, he was showing how he really felt. And tariffs are going to come way down because people can not continue to do that.

"We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends", he said, taking aim at Canada's supply managed dairy sector in particular.

Trump said he pushed for the elimination of trade barriers, including subsidies and tariffs, at the G-7 meeting. "We have a great relations", he continued, talking about Merkel, Macron and Trudeau by first name.

Trump said: "I would say the level of relationship is a 10". "When I'm telling them, they're smiling at me". He said other world leaders reacted positively to the idea.

As he prepared to travel to Canada, he ramped up his blast of Canada on Twitter this morning over what he says are unfair trade practices.

"It's gonna change", Trump declared. "It's gonna change. I mean it's not a question of 'I hope it changes.' It's gonna change - 100 percent".

Trump said there are "some folks" in the news business who are "with the US, in the USA, citizens, proud citizens" and some of the "most outstanding people I know".

The latest series of tweets by Trump follow posts he made last night - including his accusation that his host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being "indignant".