US President Donald Trump ended his trip to the Group of Seven industrial nations with his strongest trade threat to date, warning allies to make major concessions or risk being cut off entirely from trade with the United States.
As Trump flew from the summit with USA allies to a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, he lashed out at Trudeau for what he said were his "false statements" at a news conference and said the United States would not endorse the G7 communique, a negotiated statement on shared priorities among the group.
The President of the European Council on Friday rejected a call by the US President and Italy's new Prime Minister to allow Russian Federation back into the G-8, a club of industrialized nations that became the Group of Seven (G7) when Moscow was suspended in 2014.
The announcement and Trump's planned tariffs have also put him on a collision course with Trudeau, leader of another key United States ally.
Europe will implement counter-measures against US tariffs on steel and aluminum just like Canada, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, voicing regret about Trump's decision to withdraw support for the communique.
Although Canada and Mexico say the idea is unworkable, Trump told reporters earlier on Saturday that the new deal would contain such a provision.
The G7, or "Group of Seven", is now made up of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, and Japan.
"International cooperation can't depend on anger and small words".
"Let's say Canada, where we have tremendous tariffs".
Trump's reversal, announced while he was en route to Singapore for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sent his G7 partners scrambling.
At a press conference in Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, President Donald Trump said that his meeting with the G7 leaders was friendly.
"Trump did not want to be isolated", Macron said.
It was part of a broader approach by foreign leaders to the second G7 meeting of Trump's presidency.
Such a move could make it almost impossible to renegotiate the terms of the 1994 NAFTA pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
"There will not be a sunset clause. we will not, can not sign a trade deal that expires automatically every five years", he told a news conference at the end of a Group of Seven summit in Quebec. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing".
At his closing news conference, Trudeau had repeated his prior statements that he believed the US's national-security rationale for imposing steel and aluminum tariffs was "insulting", and that Canada would impose retaliatory tariffs.
"Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't".
The G7 joint communique, which advocates a "rules-based trading system", was reached despite tension over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, reported BBC.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who met with Trudeau on Sunday, said it was time for G20 nations to play a role and to "also bring about some good sense to all the key players".