Trump backs out of G-7 communique, criticises Canadian PM Trudeau

Photo shared by Angela Merkel hints at tension at G7

This picture from G7 summit 'speaks a thousand words' on global power dynamics

In one picture, while the former USA president is seen engaging in talks with the experts, in the other picture he can be seen sharing a light moment with Angela Merkel with watching the European soccer match.

The German leader also reiterated that said she is not ready to "give up on G7" but at the same time would seek dialogue with Russian Federation and try to "work very closely" with Japan, Canada, India and China.

"The withdrawal by tweet is, of course, sobering and a bit depressing", she said.

Russian Federation was expelled following Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea in 2014, which Mr Trump characterised as "something happened a while ago". It shows a standing Merkel, hands firmly planted on a table, staring down at President Donald Trump, who is seated with his arms folded.

Merkel described the joint communiqué Trump refused to sign, despite America's co-authorship, as "arduously negotiated".

Trump has already announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Europe, which will impact major exporter Germany and he intends to hit another key sector for the German economy-auto exports.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a new interview Sunday that the European Union would implement counter-measures in response to President TrumpDonald John Trump McCain rips Trump over trade, tells allies: "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't" Head of Canada's auto parts industry association mocks Trump's threat of auto tariffs Dem leaders condemn Trump after reversal on G-7 communique endorsement MORE's decision to levy tariffs on the 28-member bloc. "Instead, we act then too".

Kudlow admitted to CNN on Sunday that Trump had "compromised on the communique" but changed his mind later, seeing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's appear vindicated after the summit.

Soon, morphed versions of the photo started doing the rounds, majority infantilising Trump.

Meanwhile, Trump's off to Singapore to meet up with North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un who landed in the country earlier today.

The G7 nations are Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy.

The French president's office said in a statement: "International co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks". "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around". We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency.

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