>> Despite the smiles and handshakes, an uneasy first day at the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Friday. Top US allies scrambled to salvage the summit while US President Donald Trump put his grievances on trade center stage. Fracturing what is normally a moment of unity between the world's economic powers.
To the point where it’s possible there won’t even be a final statement from all the attendees. Steve Holland is in Quebec City following the story.>> It would be highly unusual for the G7 leaders to be unable to reach some sort of agreement to issue a final communicate to conclude the summit.
The diplomatic negotiators are working now, trying to reach some sort of accommodation on the issue of trade. It's unclear how they will nuance all their trade differences in this statement, but they're working on it.>> We are actually looking on it.>> Trump lightening the mood, Friday, in his meeting with the summit host.
>> Justin has agreed to cut all tariffs, all trade barrier.>> If only that were so. Trump turned heads last week by slapping steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and the EU. Provoking retaliation and widespread worry of a brewing trade war, and on Friday, he didn’t let up.
>> We’re going to a deal with the unfair trade practices.>> Trump’s confrontational rhetoric put him with odds with President Emmanuel Macron of France. And prime minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, two of his closest allies. Trump certainly didn't help matters by saying Russia should be invited back to the yearly summit.
After being kicked out following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.>> The president has isolated himself from some of the closet allies that the United States has.>> Germany's Angela Merkel floated creating a mechanism to resolve trade differences with the US and fix future ones. But overall it was an uncomfortable day around the bargaining table.
Trump will leave the summit about four hours early Saturday to fly to Singapore for his summit meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong-un