In the week leading up to the G7 (Group of Seven) meeting, many were starting to call it the G6 +1, since Trump was doing everything in his power to alienate the other 6.
Putin has been driven closer to China by a sharp decline in relations with the West after Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and support for a separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine. In the USA, special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in a bid to sway the 2016 presidential election in his favor.
I agree with President Trump: Russia should return to the G8. He spent Friday participating in the rituals of the G-7, including the formal greeting by host Trudeau, a group photo in front of the sparkling St. Lawrence River and a working lunch of Arctic char and buckwheat salad.
Other world leaders like President Trần Đại Quang and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc of Vietnam had also sent their congratulatory messages to their respective Russian counterparts where they highlighted the good relations between Vietnam and Russia and hoped that they would last for a long whole.
Given all the mischief Vladimir Putin creates, it can be easy to forget that Russian Federation is only the 12th-largest economy in the world, about 1/14th the size of the US.
All very weird, although pretty clever the way he was able to say the name "Russia" so many times in one little blurt.
The G7 group consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US.
"The rules-based global order is being challenged, not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor: the United States", said European Council President Donald Tusk.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also sent his congratulations on the occasion of the holiday.
Kim has met Xi twice since Trump first agreed in March to attend the summit.
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Trump said in a second tweet.
"This medal of friendship represents the Chinese people's lofty respect for President Putin, and symbolizes the profound friendship between China and Russian Federation", he said.
"Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?"
Trump's remarks were the latest show of disunity between the US and the other six nations meeting at a resort on the Saint Lawrence River this weekend.
Reports said the Kremlin has reached out to Austria about hosting a meeting between Trump and Putin sometime this summer.
Trump is in Canada at the annual G-7 meeting.He leaves later Saturday for Singapore where he is scheduled to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump also lashed out at longtime allies over their criticism of his trade policies.
Mr Trump posted a series of messages on his favourite social media platform, accusing the European Union and Canada of imposing "massive trade tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers" against the US.
But to Trump, the very idea of worldwide cooperation is anathema.