U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused other countries of "robbing" the United States on trade and threatened to stop doing business with them altogether as he pushed his "America First" agenda at a Group of Seven nations summit.
Christinne Muschi / Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he leaves the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Que. on Saturday.
"This agreement.is good news and it marks a collective desire to stabilise things", Mr Macron said.
"What worries me most, however, is the fact that the rules-based global order is being challenged, quite surprisingly not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor, the U.S.".
Trump headed into the Group of Seven talks in Canada having picked fights with some of his biggest allies, who vowed to confront him about new USA tariffs on steel and aluminium. He added that he did not blame G7 leaders for the "unfair" trade deals.
"After calling out Trudeau and Macron before the summit, he took a different approach on Saturday, "[congratulating] he leaders of other countries for crazily being able to make these trade deals that were so good for their countries and bad for the United States" and chastising his predecessors for allowing the U.S.to be taken advantage of.
Trump then called Trudeau "Very dishonest & weak" in a follow-up tweet. "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the #G7 summit", spokesman Cameron Ahmad said. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"
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Ms Merkel said European Union countries at the summit agreed that the conditions to readmit Russian Federation had not been met and even Moscow seemed to reject the suggestion.
White House officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the characterisations by these officials of Trump's remarks or attention to the presentations.
And he said he had told Trump "it would be with regret but it would be with absolute clarity and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us".
Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that message was communicated clearly to Trump during his meetings at the G7 summit with fellow leaders, and in his face-to-face talk with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trump insisted that either version of the any future North American trade deal must have one key feature - a five-year sunset clause.
Over the course of the summit, the President pushed the narrative that the U.S.is a victim of a trade imbalance, though European leaders rejected these claims.
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.