Thomas Wright, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told reporters that for Trump's first 500 days, "these countries generally were bent over backwards not to criticize President Trump".
It was only six weeks ago when U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron grinned, laughed, and hugged their way through a state visit in Washington, showing all the signs of two leaders with a genuine friendship. "Something's going to happen".
"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.
At the summit, of which the build-up to had been dominated by Mr Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, the world leaders had agreed a statement that read: "We acknowledge that free, fair and mutually beneficial trade and investment, while creating reciprocal benefits, are key engines for growth and job creation".
The details of the conversation, which Axios previously reported, come amid fears of a looming trade war over the Trump administration's move to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. It was unclear if the technical talks were part of her initiative.
Maas also highlighted the need for European nations to seek other allies as their relationship with Washington deteriorates, particularly with natios that "wish to hold to the multilateral world order".
"Why are we having a meeting without Russian Federation being in the meeting?"
"We are very clear that Canada does not pose a national security threat to the United States", she said. The EU is also attending the summit.
Trump has long argued that the USA is trapped in a number of trade deals that put the country at a competitive disadvantage. "I think he's the strongest trade reformer in many decades".
Sharp disagreements on trade are making it hard for nations to come up with the traditional concluding statement from the agreement.
Touching the thorny issue of Germany's relatively low defence spending, Merkel acknowledged that Trump's criticism was partly correct and that Berlin had to do more to reach NATO's goal of spending to 2 percent of economic output on defence. In addition, Macron urged Trump not to push Iran and other countries to pull out the nuclear agreement.
Canada and the European Union have denounced the U.S. tariffs and Ottawa has proposed levies on a range of United States goods next month while the European Union has pledged its own retaliatory measures.
By the time Trump did arrive in Canada, met by a cordon of red-jacketed Mounties, he was well behind schedule, making the meeting impossible.
Spain has stepped in and said it would be welcoming the Aquarius , with 629 migrants on board, and allow it to dock in Valencia. The tiny island says it already accepts proportionately more refugees than Italy. "He is now out of danger", Beversluis said.
"The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president". Kudlow said Kim must not see "American weakness" on the eve of the Tuesday summit. "He can't do that".
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