Donald Trump says G7 trade talks 'extremely productive'

G-7 split over Trump's call to readmit Russia

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

The Trudeau government has told President Donald Trump he needs to get rid of the punishing US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum if there is any hope of successfully renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Despite reported tensions surrounding the summit, Trudeau announced on Saturday that all seven countries had signed onto a summit communique, The Associated Press reported.

In another tweet, Trump said he's "looking forward to seeing" Macron and Trudeau and accused them of "charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".

Trump also tweeted that USA tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, including from Canada, were in response to Canada's tariffs on American dairy products.

Mrs May has acted as something of a mediator in heated talks at the global summit in Quebec, pleading with fellow leaders to step back from the brink of a trade war at a session on Friday night.

Russian Federation was booted from the conference of the world's leading economies after it invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea in 2014.

The United States would not back off from its tough stance in negotiations with trading partners, Trump said.

Donald Trump held a free-flowing news conference as he departed the G7 summit on Saturday.

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The photo was also posted on Twitter by Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, who stated that the USA president's posture sent a message to other G7 countries that the United States will no longer be their bank.

Heading into the leaders' summit in the Quebec town of La Malbaie, there were deep concerns the G7 was fast becoming a G6 plus one because of a widening gulf between the US and the rest of the group in key areas such as climate and trade.

He said the trade deficits that the US faces "with virtually every country in the world" is the fault of past leaders. "If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!" the president wrote on Twitter, hours before he's due to arrive in Quebec.

Trump made the comments in tweets from Air Force One as he headed to Singapore for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. I think it would be good for the United States.

That move was met with criticism at home, including from Republicans, and announcements of retaliatory tariffs from US allies. He says that we are the problem with tariffs.

The back-on-track summit followed a whirlwind of diplomacy after Trump called off the meeting in late May.

Trump said he hoped a final summit communique would be agreed, although it was clear that any joint statement would be unable to paper over significant differences between the sides.

Italy's new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also backed Trump's call.

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