G7 leaders must not be afraid to reach agreements without US - Macron

He has also appealed directly to USA audiences as part of his media blitz.

The other G7 members - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom - are likely to bash Trump's recent tariffs and trade restrictions.

"I think it's fair to expect that any discussions on the global economy.in the current environment will quickly turn into a discussion about trade", a senior Canadian official said.

Trudeau's strong words continued when he appeared on the top-rated USA political Sunday morning show, "Meet the Press". The Canadian prime minister has called the decision "totally unacceptable" and "insulting" during various media appearances.

French President Emmanuel Macron has commented on the USA decision to remove an exemption on 25 percent tariffs for steel and 10 percent for aluminum from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union due to the national security threat posed by the imports of these metals.

Trump has spent much of this year engaged in a series of escalating trade wars with a number of countries, including US allies Canada, Mexico, and members of the European Union like France.

He said Canadian and American troops, who had "fought and died together on the beaches of World War II and the mountains of Afghanistan and have stood shoulder-to-shoulder in some of the most hard places in the world, that are always there for each other, somehow - this is insulting to them".

Trudeau declared Canada would continue to support the Iran deal, saying Canada remains "disappointed" with the American decision to step away from it, calling Iran a threat to global stability.

The EU and Canada were originally shielded from the aluminum and steel tariffs, but Trump ended that exemption last week.

A White House official said Trudeau's version of events was "simply inaccurate".

"It'll be very similar to other G7 tables in which we highlight and discuss many things that were agreed on and have differences of opinion on other things", Trudeau said. Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic advisor, later replied that Trudeau was "overreacting" to the tariffs.

But trade strained the once-friendly relationship. Trump ended that temporary relief this month, seeking to pressure the other countries to cut new trade agreements with the U.S. Japan was never granted a waiver, despite Prime Mininster Shinzo Abe's pleas.

"Trudeau came to see me". He's a good guy, Justin.

"We may have tactical disagreements, but he has always said - and I agree - tariffs are a tool in that effort". Trump later said he "had no idea" whether the claim was true. "I said, 'Wrong, Justin, you do.' I didn't even know".

The French and Canadian delegations will try to persuade US President Donald Trump at the G7 summit to take a more conventional path on trade amid his imposition of tariffs on the European Union and Canada, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a press briefing.

NAFTA talks soon hit significant hurdles over a series of U.S. demands. Then, the Trump administration kick-started its tariffs. "We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail", Trudeau said Thursday. "Maybe the American president doesn't care about being isolated today, but we don't mind being six, if needs be".

Now, the event has been transformed into an exercise in pure survival for the prime minister - and it includes trying to prevent Trump from taking a wrecking ball to this exclusive club of the world's leading democracies.

"The U.S.is playing a unsafe game here", Malmstrom said.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Trump and Trudeau have a "truly warm personal relationship" but she reiterated Canada's position that the tariffs are an illegal action against America's closest allies.