Trump to skip climate portion of G7 after Twitter spat with Macron and TrudeauPosted: Jun 07, 2018 11:12 PM Updated:
(CNN) - President Donald Trump plans to depart from this weekend's Group of 7 summit in Canada several hours early, the White House announced Thursday, punctuating an explosion of acrimony between Trump and his foreign counterparts on the eve of the talks.
He tweeted again later Thursday night, complaining about the trade practices of the European Union and Canada.
The President's focus over the past weeks has been his June 12 summit with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un in Singapore and not the G7 meetings held with top US allies in a remote part of Quebec, people familiar with the preparations say. Trump has even questioned whether his presence is absolutely required in Canada.
CNN's Sophie Tatum contributed to this report.