Asked by reporters whether the problem with Trump was that he "didn't care about being isolated", Macron said: "You say the U.S. President doesn't care at all". The weather is expected to be mild, but he is likely to get a frosty reception from the other world leaders in the group.
French President Emmanuel Macron warned Trump in a rare rebuke on Thursday that the other six members of the G7 could form their own grouping if necessary, adding that "no leader was forever". "Because these 6 countries represent values, they represent an economic market which has the weight of history behind it and which is now a true worldwide force", Macron tweeted out.
Canada's Trade Minister Francois Philippe Champagne called the recently introduced United States tariffs on steel and aluminum "an attack on the world economic order".
Mr. Trump's "America first" mantra has led to policy decisions that have angered USA allies.
Instead, Trump has issued a dose of tariffs to Canada, pulled out of the Iran nuke deal, against Macron's pleas, and is moving forward with negotiations with North Korea despite the grave concerns of Abe.
European Union and Canadian leaders also appeared ready to unite against Trump at the upcoming G7 summit.
But while Pence stands ready to fill in for Trump again this week, the president is convinced that his attendance at the G-7 summit is essential and is planning to travel on Friday morning to Quebec, according to three White House officials.
"I regard this as much like a family quarrel".
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"There are disagreements. He's sticking to his guns, and he's going to talk to them", said Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, at a briefing on Wednesday. "The impact on Canada and ultimately on workers in the USA won't be a laughing matter".
Despite the conflict, Mallaby predicted that the countries would still seek to work with the US, calling it "the indispensable country".
"Until we can have reciprocal relationships, we will not have free trade, and we will not have fair trade", Kudlow said. "G7 Sherpa and Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs Everett Eissenstat will represent the United States for the remaining G7 sessions". "That's really what's in question today".
The French President has compared the talks with trump sausages.
"There is a feeling, I think, over the last few months that that approach has not borne fruit, and that they haven't really gotten anything for that friendly approach", Wright said.
Cranberries and rice are mostly imported from key states that voted for Trump in the 2016 election.
Macron, meanwhile, threatened to exclude the USA from the annual joint statement issued at the end of the G-7 summit. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declined to sign a joint G-7 statement last week during a meeting with other finance ministers, in a possible prelude of what was to come.
But there is some risk that comes along with the discord.