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12 June 2018, 07:48 | Devin Moran
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Friday's trade session, where G7 allies planned to confront the US president over trade tariffs, had "some emotions" but was civilized and diplomatic, said the official who followed the talks.
Earlier, Mr Trudeau had spoken of retaliatory measures that Canada would take next month in response to Mr Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
Her comments came amid an escalating fallout from a contentious meeting between Trump and other world leaders at the Group of Seven (G-7) Summit in Canada over the weekend.
The Republican firebrand also lashed out against Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeausaying he "acts out when called out".
Trump said that his ultimate goal was the elimination of all trade duties. "We were talking while we were waiting for the final copy of the document".
German ChancellorAngela Merkel (center) reacts beside Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde (center left) during a press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin on June 11, 2018.
The BBC parsed the picture by identifying all nine individuals in it, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is barely visible, and Larry Kudlow, head of Trump's National Economic Council as well as several Japanese officials and us national security adviser John Bolton.
The European leader-famed for negotiating compromise without political histrionics-gave an uncharacteristically candid and combative assessment of relations with Trump as she spoke to German channel ARD, after last week's G-7 summit. In an echo of Cold War meetings on neutral ground, Austria is encouraging the U.S. to hold a summit in Vienna, a White House official said last week.
"Canada does have a very big advantage over us".
Expectations for a breakthrough at the summit, however, are low, with USA allies focused on avoiding rupturing the G7, which in its 42-year history has tended to seek consensus on major issues.
Asked about Trump's threat to target United States tariffs against cars - a vital industry for Germany which supports over 800,000 jobs - "we will have to think again about what we'll do", Merkel said.
Throughout the summit, photographers captured photos of the tension between Trump and other world leaders.
She added: "I admit that in some areas we did not achieve what we wanted [at the G-7], but this is not a reason not to talk any longer".
The French president's office said in a statement: "International co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks".
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