Trump was last to arrive for the G7 working breakfast, walking into the room when the summit's host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, had almost finished his welcome and presentation speech, Efe reported.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde wait for the arrival of President Donald Trump to the Gender Equality Advisory Council breakfast during the G-7 summit, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in La Malbaie, Quebec Canada.
Moreover, after departing from the Quebec summit for Singapore, Donald Trump has slammed Canadian Prime Minister's remarks at the G7 news conference, where he said Canada would not be pushed around, as "very dishonest and weak". "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the USA president tweeted.
"The European Union is brutal to the United States ..."
But Trump's outburst suggested that any deal had collapsed, and his more or less explicit threat to impose sanctions on imports of cars will outrage his ostensible allies - in particular Germany and Canada who produce many for the large U.S. market.
Trump fired back at Trudeau's comments in a tweet later Saturday that called the Canadian leader "meek and mild" during the meeting of allies.
House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Health Care - Sponsored by PCMA - DOJ move against ObamaCare sets off frenzy Overnight Health Care - Sponsored by PCMA - New White House ad campaign targets opioid addiction Pelosi: "Medicare for All" should be "evaluated" if Dems win House MORE (D-Calif.) chided Trump and his Commerce Department. The European leaders sought to show unity against Trump and prod him into concessions on the tariffs, or at least an agreement to talk more about them.
That leaves Trump diametrically opposed with Canada, which says renegotiating the deal every five years would create perpetual uncertainty and harm long-term investment.
"We're either going to have NAFTA in a better negotiated form or we're going to have two deals", the USA president said.
There was no immediate reaction from the Canadian government on Trump's tweets. "We have put up with Trade Abuse for many decades - and that is long enough".
Despite the sharp differences, Trudeau said all seven leaders had come together to sign a joint declaration despite having "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs".
The president's sharp comments came as he is now en route to Singapore for a highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, set to be held on Tuesday.
"We're either going to have NAFTA in a better negotiated form or we're going to have two deals", the USA president said. "And we're not going to be able to do that work when our retaliatory tariffs, which are real, they're significant", Morneau said in a Saturday interview.
Trump accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements", and threatened new automobile tariffs in a series of tweets he posted after leaving the talks in Charlevoix, Quebec.