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President Donald Trump is set to receive a lukewarm welcome from world leaders at a major summit, and the president's tariffs are to blame. Trump's foreign trips to meet with other world leaders have been generally cordial. Diplomatic jaunts to East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe have been filled with photo-ops and polite meetings. But during the trip to Canada for the G7 summit on Friday, Trump will be faced with a decidedly different tone. Leaders from the other G7 countries — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK — are seething after the president's decision to hit the US's closest allies with steel and aluminum tariffs. The move could push the US into a trade war with these allies, and it risks damaging the close ties of the group. Even those leaders that were seen as friendly to Trump appear to be ready for a confrontation. French President Emmanuel Macron, perhaps , even threatened to leave the US off the summit's official statement — a symbolic but telling move. Originally intended to apply to all countries, the initial version of the tariffs included temporary exemptions for US allies including the European Union, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea. The Trump administration insisted the exemptions would only become permanent if the allies agreed to an alternative form of export control to cut down on the amount of metals coming into the US. But the US allies viewed such conversations as a non-starter. EU officials even went so far as to refuse any talks until the US lifted the tariffs. So as the exemptions were set to expire on June 1, that the steel and aluminum restrictions would apply to the allies. The EU and Canada also announced retaliatory tariffs. Japan did not receive any exemption for the tariffs. In addition to Macron's suggestion, Germany also signaled that it may not sign on to a statement with the US at the end of the meetings without some guarantees from the Americans. Merkel also predicted a rough meeting during an appearance in German parliament Wednesday, saying the G7 Trump did not take the criticisms lightly, responding via Twitter with attacks aimed at Macron and Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau. Look forward to seeing them tomorrow. In response to the tweets, a spokesperson for Trudeau simply brushed off the attacks. The US president also threw another wrench into the meetings during a press gaggle shortly before departing for Canada. Trump said to facilitate talks. The country was ejected from the group, then the G8, in 2014 after its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean territory. While new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte concurred with Trump, most other leaders balked at the suggestion. UK Prime Minister Theresa May disagreed with Trump, not only by citing the Crimean annexation but also on former double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK. Since then we have seen malign activity from Russia in a whole variety of ways, including on the streets of Salisbury in the UK. Before any conversations can take place about Russia rejoining, it needs to change its approach. The White House announced Thursday night that Trump will , ostensibly to get a head start to Singapore where the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place.