President Donald Trump left America's closest allies dismayed Sunday after he yanked the US endorsement of a Group of Seven economic agreement and then unleashed a Twitter attack - echoed by further harsh criticisms from his White House advisers - on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, lashed out at Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau as "amateurish" and "sophomoric" for a news conference he gave after Trump left the Group of Seven summit on Saturday.
Emmanuel Macron has warned Donald Trump about "fits of anger" after the United States president refused to endorse a joint communique of G7 leaders.
The Prime Minister said the United Kingdom still wanted to discuss a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. and said Mr Trump was still looking forward to July's visit to Britain.
"Fair trade is now to be called fool trade", he added in response to the threat of new tariffs against the US.
Mr Trudeau did not respond to questions about Mr Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel on Sunday for meetings with other world leaders, though Mr Freeland later told reporters that "we don't think that's a useful or productive way to do business".
This year's G7 summit had been dubbed "G6-plus-1" by many, referring to U.S. isolation over issues including trade and the Iran nuclear deal.
In a news conference after the summit, Trudeau reasserted his opposition to the USA tariffs and vowed to press ahead with retaliatory moves on 1 July.
"We won't let ourselves be ripped off again and again", Merkel said.
The diplomatic world was left flabbergasted this weekend after US President Donald Trump caused havoc at the annual G7 summit in Canada, insulting his host Justin Trudeau before jetting off halfway across the world to Singapore to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un without a specific agenda for the discussions.
She said the summit is not the end of the USA partnership, but Europe will not rely on Washington.
The office of French President Emmanuel Macron criticized Trump's refusal to back the G-7 declaration in a statement to Agence France-Presse.
What did Trudeau and Trump say?
In a tweet posted Saturday evening, Trump said his decision was based on "false statements" made by Trudeau during a press conference he gave, as well as "the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs" on USA companies.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that while he's not an expert on the matter and agreed with critics that Russian Federation has been a bad actor, it's worth considering bringing the country back in the G8.
When Mrs Merkel was asked if she was concerned about President Trump's retaliation against European Union counter-measures by imposing tariffs on cars, she said: "First of all, we'll try and see if we can prevent this and then hope that the European Union will respond again in the same unity".
Nevertheless, Saturday's events only reinforced the chancellor's commitment to forging a stronger, more unified European Union. We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency.
Ahmad added: "The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president". "He did a great disservice to the whole G7", Kudlow said.
While Trump won a quick endorsement from Italy, other nations including Germany and the United Kingdom warned that Russian Federation would need to change its behavior for the G8 to be revived.
He said of his decision to impose new tariffs, "I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing".