President Trump nevertheless caused controversy at the summit after refusing to sign the final communique shortly after leaving Canada, and launching a personal attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"The issue of tariffs can not be looked at in isolation, we must also think about issues such as subsidies", she said. The photo showcases the chancellor with her hands placed on the table facing a seated Donald Trump.
Jeremy Corbyn said Donald Trump was to blame for the summit's "failure".
European leaders met ahead of the formal kickoff of the G7 summit where Merkel proposed a so-called "shared evaluation mechanism" on U.S. trade, which was enthusiastically backed by French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, according to a French official who briefed reporters on the meeting.
In a statement to MPs on the summit, Mrs May praised Mr Trudeau's "skilful" handling of proceedings and said the leaders had established "common ground" on a range of matters.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country "will not be pushed around on trade matters." and called us tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum "insulting". "Instead, we act then too", were Merkel's words who used a rather strong language she usually avoids. Trump focused his conversation with Macron on German trade for about 15 minutes in the one-hour meeting.
Amid the ongoing trade dispute with the US, Merkel called on European countries to remain united and to continue their efforts to prevent an escalation.
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Trudeau later said he reiterated to Trump that tariffs will harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.
Turning to Russia, Merkel said she could imagine Moscow re-joining the G7 format at some point, but there first had to be progress in the implementation of the peace plan for Ukraine.
"Actually, we were just talking, the whole group, about something unrelated to everything, very friendly".
"I don't think that taking the rhetoric up a few notches is going to make things much better".
Although Trump and Kudlow have since claimed Trudeau "stabbed us in the back" and was the reason for the U-turn, it is Trump's actions that other G7 leaders appeared to find frustrating.