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Italy’s Conte wants G8 with Russian Federation, not quick end to sanctions

Italy’s Conte wants G8 with Russian Federation, not quick end to sanctions

"We will try to understand the reasoning that have pushed people to take the positions they have and we will act accordingly".

However, a subsequent tweet from Trump backed away from that notion and pointed to lingering divisions.

In a second tweet, Trump said that Trudeau acted "meek and mild" during the G7 summit and that the United States tariffs were in response to Canada's 270% tariff on dairy products.

However, Canadian PM's office responded to the "tweeting attack" in a statement saying that Justin Trudeau did nothing to provoke the backlash from Donald Trump.

Trudeau told the president that Canadians did not take it lightly that the US has moved forward with significant tariffs on their steel and aluminum industry.

"Our national security relationship with Canada is vital and saves American lives".

The group of seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy.

Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a Nebraska Republican, said in a statement: "If the president is actually serious about leading the expansion of a G-7 no-tariff, free-trade agreement, that's tremendous, tremendous news - for the USA and for the free nations of the world".

Trump will skip part of the summit on Saturday as he travels to Singapore to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in hopes of resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.

"It's economic. It's the balance sheet".

Although Canada and Mexico say the idea is unworkable, Trump told reporters earlier on Saturday that the new deal would contain such a provision.

Trump lashed out at Trudeau after the G7 issued a fragile joint communique in which the embattled alliance managed to overcome some differences and find areas of common ground.

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French President Emmanuel Macron had labelled the summit a success before Trump's Twitter posts, saying there was relief within the G7 that an escalation of the trade dispute had been avoided.

Trump also said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry, throwing the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray. The member states imposed sanctions. "Or we'll stop trading with them".

It's a startling attack on the leader of the US neighbor and ally.

One scene at the very beginning of the gathering of presidents and prime ministers of the biggest industrialized nations set the mood for facing the brash Trump.

Russian Federation was booted out in 2014 because of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. "I might have had a very different" response, Trump said. Trump has pointed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's criticism of him as a reason for withdrawing from the consensus statement.

"So we are either going to have NAFTA in a better negotiated form or we're going to have two deals".

President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of undermining the USA and its allies with comments he made at the G7 summit.

"It was not contentious", Trump said. "You got to go tariff free", he argued.

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

"It's like the gig is up", he said.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement said. "To build that up again will take much longer", he told reporters in Berlin.

Trump tried to lighten the mood friday with the summit host. "Canada has objected in words, but will also do so in actions", she said, referencing the retaliatory measures Canada will impose next month.