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President Donald Trump and Group of Seven leaders during a meeting on the second day of a two-day summit in Canada.

Trump tweeted his reversal after what he called "false statements" by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who he labeled "dishonest and weak".

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 USA would not endorse the G7 communique, a negotiated statement on shared priorities among the group.

U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter tirade against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the G7 is sparking promises of support from some of Trudeau's political rivals as well as calls for calm from foreign diplomats and experts.

Trump added more fuel to the fire just minutes before boarding Air Force One with another shot at his closest allies and trading partners. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270 per cent dairy!"

After Trudeau said he was "happy to announce that we have released a joint communique by all seven countries" indicating that the United States had signed on, Trump announced that the USA would reverse its decision and not sign on to the statement after all.

Earlier in the day, Trump said he had raised the issue of lifting trade barriers, tariffs and subsides to facilitate worldwide trade at the G7 summit.

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Pope Francis said on Sunday he hoped a forthcoming summit in Singapore between Trump and Jong Un will lead to peace for Korea. Since then, the path to the summit has been rocky, with Mr Trump at one point calling it off completely.

Trudeau's office responded to Trump's tweets in a statement Saturday evening, saying Trudeau had been upfront with the president about his criticisms.

"The nature of the debate we had was rather appeasement and it stopped the escalation in terms of behaviour", Macron, who had exchanged terse Twitter messages with Trump in the run-up to the summit, told reporters. "The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president".

Kudlow was speaking following the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday.

As we reported earlier, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, said that NATO did not intend to isolate Russian Federation, but to apply a double approach - deterrence against aggression and political dialogue.

Tensions between the United States and its G7 partners over trade and the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal were rife in the face of the summit which had been dubbed by some as "G6 plus one", referring to an isolated US.

An official from the French G7 negotiating team has painted a stark picture of the divide over climate change, saying: "We have six leaders on one sideb and the United States on the other". The talks have floundered over several issues, including Trump's insistence on a clause that that would end NAFTA every five years unless all three countries agree to sustain it.

Trump will skip part of the summit on Saturday as he travels to Singapore to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in hopes of resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Still, Trudeau also gave an account of his discussions with the USA president.

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