Earlier on Friday, US President Donald Trump said Russian Federation should also be attending a Group of Seven nations summit, a controversial idea that even Moscow seemed to reject, as he headed for a chilly reception at the meeting in Canada, where other G7 leaders are set to clash with him over trade.
The details of the conversation come amid fears of a looming trade war over Trump's threats to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, which boiled over during the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday, according to CNN.
Investors are also concerned about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump has threatened to terminate.
The leaders of the world's richest countries came together Friday to smooth over their differences - especially with U.S. President Donald Trump - and to demonstrate they can still work together.
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.
But let us be honest: The meetings are over now, and all many people are still talking about is that viral photo.
In a second tweet Thursday evening, Trump said Trudeau "is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things". In addition to the US and Canada, the group includes Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Japan.
The proposal was supported by other leaders present, the official said.
Macron says his relationship with Trump benefits from lack of 'kitchen commentary'
But this apparently spontaneous suggestion - rejected out of hand by the other allies - did not make it to the summit table, where instead the leaders confronted Trump's assault on the world trade system.
Peter Navarro tells "Fox News Sunday" that's what Trudeau did to Trump at the end of the Group of Seven nations meeting in Canada over the weekend.
"He'd be very tough to beat", Trump said.
Indeed, how can you explain Trump's behavior toward Canada, our close neighbor and second-largest trading partner (almost equal to China), with whom we share a language, history, values and a peaceful border? In one picture, while the former United States 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 increasingly critical tone from allies is a shift after leaders spent the past year and a half seeking to woo and cajole the American president.
Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Macron both visited the White House and appealed to Trump not to completely withdraw from the agreement.
European leaders criticize the US decision to impose protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum and to exit the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement. He may prefer the axis of autocrats to the G-7, but those autocrats are out to undermine this country - and him.