Trump and Putin are in an opposite situation. The US president has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who US intelligence officials claim directed Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Macron and Trudeau both were expected to have formal meetings with Trump later in the day. He said a meeting could take place as soon as the United States was ready and that many European countries had offered their help in making it happen. Addressing the summit, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose country has an observer status in the group, said that Iran would expect other participants in the nuclear deal to provide guarantees that they would honor the agreement. Moreover, later news came that Trump had not only mentioned the possibility of a meeting but also invited Putin to Washington.
"What worries me most is the fact that the rules-based worldwide order is being challenged quite surprisingly not by the usual suspects, but by its main architect and guarantor, the US", said European Council President Donald Tusk.
Just hours after agreeing to the joint communique with his G7 allies, the USA president tweeted from his plane that he had told his officials to abandon American support for the document in an eye-opening move that could threaten the future of the club.
Moscow was expelled from the rich nations' club, which sees itself as a guarantor of rules-based order and the global economy, over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. Trump said Russian Federation should be readmitted, but even Moscow seemed to reject that suggestion.
While G7 leaders confronted Trump with a slew of data on imports and exports in a bid to sway his thinking, Trump countered his own numbers and held his position that the United States was at a disadvantage on worldwide trade, an official who followed the talks said.
Trump has suggested that Russian Federation should return to the global group, saying at a news conference Saturday in La Baie, Quebec, Canada: "I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in".
At the same time he downplayed tensions at the acrimonious G7 meeting in Quebec City, after Trump disowned the joint summit statement and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. During a meeting Friday evening with Trudeau, Trump kidded that the Canadian leader had "agreed to cut all tariffs". The White House did not say what the president would talk about.
The U.S. president is lashing out on several fronts.
On Sunday, Trump's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, accused Trudeau of undermining the United States and its allies with comments at the G7 summit.
Joel Rubin, a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Obama administration, said the dual moves were "completely antithetical" to America's foreign policy objectives.
Moscow has denied any interference, and U.S. President Donald Trump has denied any collusion. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".
The new government in Rome has previously said that the sanctions on Russian Federation have severely damaged Italy's agriculture and tourism industries, well as its design and handicraft sectors, after Italy became the top country in Europe for Russia's monied oligarchs to spend money on luxury goods and vacation property during the years of Italy's convicted former prime minister, as well as Putin's close personal friend and an acquaintance of Trump's, Silvio Berlusconi.
On Saturday, U.S. Sen. "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't".
Before the two leaders went behind closed doors, someone shouted a question at the prime minister to ask if he was disappointed the president meant to leave the summit early on Saturday.