PICTURE: Trump sits defiant against G7 leaders

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs that the G7 had been

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs that the G7 had been"a difficult summit with at times some very candid discussions

The U.S. president seems to be alluding to a discordance between Justin Trudeau overall temperament during the meeting and his stance on U.S. Tariffs between the neighbouring countries. In the run-up to the G7 summit, Trump continued to rile up his fellow world leaders with accusations of unfair trade practices, provoking angry responses from both Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, who even suggested that the G7 could fare as the G6, without the United States if need be.

Trump called Trudeau "meek and mild" and "dishonest and weak" in a tweet for his stance on tariffs.

Earlier, Mr Trudeau had told reporters that Mr Trump's decision to invoke national security to justify United States tariffs steel and aluminium imports was "kind of insulting" to Canadian veterans who had stood by their U.S. allies in conflicts dating back to World War I.

Tim Buthe, a Duke University political scientist who studies trade, said, "Is it possible that Trump sees this mostly as a poker game and is just bluffing, and if the others cut him a deal, we'll return to normal relatively soon?"

President Trump and PM Lee last met in October 2017, during Mr Lee's visit to Washington DC at Mr Trump's invitation.

"The commotion at the G7 summit in Canada has brought the European Union closer together".

Trump has failed so far to get the steel and aluminum tariffs to pressure Canada and Mexico into revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement to better favor the United States.

The summit came in the wake of Trump announcing steel and aluminum tariffs on US allies. John McCain, who said Americans would continue to stand with the nation's historical allies.

Paris also delivered a withering response to the U.S. president's tweeted instruction for American officials to withhold their endorsement.

After a failure to get Trump to budge on the tariffs he placed against America's G7 allies, Justin Trudeau held a press conference in which he vowed retaliatory action.

"I have made it clear to [President Trump] that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

Earlier this year, Trump had criticised India over import duty on the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycles and had threatened to increase the import tariff on "thousands and thousands" of Indian motorcycles to the US.

Closer home, Indian Twitter users spotted an opportunity to make the photo more relatable by editing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Trump's place, asking when they would receive the Rs 15 lakhs Bharatiya Janata Party leaders promised each Indian would receive if they were voted into power in 2014.

He reiterated his longstanding view that the USA has been taken advantage of in global trade, adding, "We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends".

France and Europe are standing by the G7 communique, a French presidency official said, adding anyone departing from the commitments made at the summit would be showing their "incoherence and inconsistency".

Nearly as an afterthought, Trump - now in Singapore for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un - tweeted: "Great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air!"

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