Across a narrow table from them, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron stand holding copies of a draft text, arguing their position.
President Donald Trump reprised his criticism of Canada's prime minister Tuesday, threatening that Justin Trudeau's tough exchanges with him over trade policy would "cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". Nevertheless, the remaining six countries (G6) put the climate agenda on the top of the discussions in an attempt to address this long-lasting issue.
The G7 summit is coming down to the wire. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also pointed that Europe will have to act accordingly by announcing countermeasures while German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said that "the European Union will defend its interests and that the U.S. would ultimately lose out if the USA were determined to escalate the trade spat".
Trump announced on Saturday that he would not sign the standard Group of Seven (G-7) communique at the end of the summit - after Trudeau announced that all of the group's members had come to an agreement.
President Trump Is Still Very Angry With Canada's PM Justin Trudeau
US President Donald Trump has renewed his attacks on America's closest allies following the divisive G7 summit in Canada at the weekend.
Monday's symbolic House vote was held after Mr. Trump criticized Mr. Trudeau over the weekend for vowing to retaliate against tariffs recently imposed by the US on Canadian steel and aluminum products.
"To say Canada stabbed the president in the back".
However Trump was at odds with numerous other global leaders, suggesting Russian Federation be re-admitted to the group.