Trump calls for Russian Federation reinstatement as G7 summit enters final day

French President Emmanuel Macron stands outside the Elysee Palace in Paris

"The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president", Trudeau's Office said in a statement released on Twitter. Trump hasn't said whether he is considering the proposal.

Germany also said it would abide by the communique.

Earlier while still in Quebec, Trump said he wants to make a deal on NAFTA, and he's open to working with the current pact or striking separate agreements with Canada and Mexico - as long as they agree to renegotiate every five years.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that message was communicated clearly to Trump during his meetings at the G7 leaders' summit, which is wrapping up Saturday.

"And so began a long litany of recriminations, somewhat bitter reports that the United States was treated unfairly, that the trading system was totally unfavorable to the United States, the American economy, American workers, the middle class", the official said. "It was a hard time, rough, very frank".

If the USA can not reach a new trilateral agreement, Trump said, then it may seek separate trade agreements with the two countries.

The White House confirmed on Thursday that Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has offered to host a summit between Trump and Putin in Vienna.

Before jumping on Air Force One to fly to Canada, which is hosting the summit in La Malbaie north of Quebec City, Trump called for a return to the body's pre-2014 "G8" formula.

Despite smiles and jokes for the cameras, the tension among the leaders was clear.

One such moment that captured the tense atmosphere regarding recent USA policies was shared by the official Instagram account of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The US president left on Saturday for Singapore and a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, claiming he had made progress convincing the other G7 leaders that trade between their countries must be better balanced or halt altogether.

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 Mr Trump.

Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord and his attendance of a G7 session on the issue was in question well into the last minute. "If you give in now, he will come back tomorrow for more".

European officials said Trump had opposed language in the draft final summit communique on the need to bolster the World Trade Organization and multilateral oversight of commerce, but that this commitment would survive.

Trump, in a Twitter tirade on Thursday, pointed fingers at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French president Emmanuel Macron, stating that "they are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".

Trump repeated a list of grievances about USA trade, mainly with the European Union and Canada, a French presidency official told reporters. Our farmers, whether it's through a non-tariff trade barrier or whether it's through very high tariffs. this is all over the world.

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