"The G7 is an opportunity for us to get together and have frank, open discussions among nations who have always been allies and friends", Macron told reporters, with Trudeau at his side.
Canada in particular has been outraged by Trump's tariffs, taking umbrage at the argument that they were motivated by national security concerns.
Gao said that China doesn't want to escalate trade tensions with the U.S., and that boosting imports is an established strategy. He added that Trump's "unacceptable actions are going to harm his own citizens".
The French leader's open challenge to Trump is a far cry from the "very special friendship" he sought to promote during his visit to Washington in late April.
Macron has previously accused China of pursuing hegemony in Asia. "I believe it can be worked out".
But trade tensions are heating up, culminating in a heated phone call between President Trump and Justin Trudeau, in which Trump dropped some history on the Canadian Prime Minister. "(.) That said, I agree with what Justin Trudeau has said many times - the desire to sign a common G7 declaration must not outweigh the need to be mindful of the content", he explained.
"I will of course try to speak to the USA president about the current problems that we have overall, in particular on Iran and on trade tariffs", Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament during a question-and-answer session with lawmakers.
Canada set a deadline of July 1st for us to lift our moronic tariffs before they respond with theirs, and make this trade war amongst allies official.
"We are all engaged in conflicts in Syria, in Iraq, in the Sahel, in different places in the world".
When asked if Trudeau took it as a joke, CNN's source said, "To the degree one can ever take what is said as a joke".
"A trade war doesn't spare anyone. For me it's a question of principle". It's not her style to be combative, but one source said May was expected to be direct in her criticisms and that Trump could expect a tough conversation.
Trump will arrive in Canada on Friday, on the way to Singapore where he hopes to strike a historic nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.