INTERNATIONAL - Trump defends relationship with G7 leaders

Might it be... Nobel Peace Prize recipient Donald Trump? He's been

Might it be... Nobel Peace Prize recipient Donald Trump? He's been

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggested that North Korean TV anchor should get a job in United States: report AT&T announces it has completed acquisition of Time Warner Classified Israeli report raises questions about Trump-Kim summit: report MORE on Friday tweeted photos of himself meeting with world leaders at last weekend's G-7 summit, accusing news outlets of reporting incorrectly that he has a negative relationship with world leaders.

"I made changes to the agreement (with the G-7 nations) because I wanted it to be much better for the United States", Trump said during a Friday interview on TV's "Fox & Friends".

One of those photographs shows him touching Angela Merkel's hand as the two of them smile with other G7 leaders flanking the German chancellor.

The image, which many on social media interpreted as the general tone of the weekend's talks, was originally shared by Merkel's Instagram account, under the caption "Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions".

Trump appears to be referring to the media's response to a photo of a cross-armed Trump at the G7 Summit.

At the end of the contentious summit, Mr Trudeau angered Mr Trump by saying new U.S. tariffs on Canada on national security grounds were "insulting".

The US president said media outlets had only shown "the bad photos", implying there was anger among the group which included Prime Minister Theresa May, French president Emmanuel Macron, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Leaders of seven advanced economies concluded their summit in Canada by signing a joint statement acknowledging the importance of mutually beneficial trade.

As a finishing stroke, Trump tweeted a picture with the European Union elites, highlighting his "great discussions with European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Council President Donald Tusk". "Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!"

Another tweet read, "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". Look forward to seeing them tomorrow.

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