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"It's understandable that change causes friction", the official said, noting some of Trump's recent tariff announcements have brought stubborn trading partners back to the negotiating table.

And according to a report from the Washington Post, it's not something he's particularly looking forward to.

President Donald Trump fired off what appeared to be some passive-aggressive tweets to world leaders on Thursday, one day before he is set to meet G7 leaders for a summit in Canada.

Last year, at Trump's first G-7 meeting, he agreed to sign on to the joint statement, even embracing language that the leaders of Europe and Canada have accused the United States of now violating.

But Trump, who frames his trade moves as a fulfillment of his campaign promises, is vowing to hold firm, tweeting Thursday: "Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!"

Bob Corker (R-TN) introduced legislation Wednesday forbidding Trump to levy tariffs in the name of national security without congressional approval.

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Trump took to Twitter later in the evening to blast Trudeau on a range of issue tied to the ongoing trade differences between the two countries, including Trump's imposition of punishing steel and aluminum tariffs and the unresolved North American Free Trade Agreement talks. He is planning to leave the summit early on Saturday morning before the leaders' scheduled meetings are completed, said Canadian government officials. Canada has proposed levies on a range of USA goods next month and the European Union has pledged its own retaliatory measures.

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"And I would just say to all of Canada's American friends - and there are so many - seriously?"

Trump, citing national security concerns, has slapped stiff tariffs on Canada and the European Union, prompting retaliatory levies and setting off a trade war that leaders say ultimately will hurt businesses, workers and consumers around the globe.

In two tweets Thursday evening, Trump accused the Canadian prime minister, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron, of "charging the USA massive tariffs" and creating "non-monetary barriers".

Putin never showed, and President Trump is apparently still pining for the Russian president's approval. He has sought to renegotiate trade agreements and threatened to impose tariffs on countries that resisted.

At last year's summit in Sicily, Mr Trump would not agree to sign a closing statement on climate change and withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement days later.

"We can not look away", said Maas. The G-7 began in the 1970s as a way for the most important industrialized democracies to gather together to discuss their common economic interests, with the group including the United States, the Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.

"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.

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