Trump is heading to the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada with almost every other attendee mad at him. The nuclear agreement included Germany and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, which includes France and Britain - all G7 members.
Since that time G7 members have challenged Russia's actions in the Middle East, his military support for Syria's Assad regime and alleged cyber-interference in western elections.
American allies are fuming over new tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the us, and over the president saying those tariffs will strengthen national security. During the private gathering, Europe's major economic powers pushed back hard against Trump's repeated assertions that the U.S.is a victim of unfair trade practices.
Trudeau and his fellow G7 leaders will try to persuade Trump to reverse the duties during the summit.More news: We're not inviting the National Basketball Association champions - Trump responds to LeBron, Curry
"We should remind ourselves why the G8 became the G7 - it was after Russian Federation illegally annexed Crimea".
Despite weeks of harsh rhetoric aimed at European Union leaders, an upbeat President Trump said Friday that he and America's closest allies had made progress on the first day of the G7 meeting in Canada.
The White House announced his travel plans after French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signaled they would use the G7 event to take a stance against new USA tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Under Trump, the United States has abandoned its traditional role in the G-7 as an advocate for freer global trade, instead pushing more protectionist policies.
Trump's rejection of the global climate accord and Iran nuclear deal, supported by the European Union and Canada is going to be another flashpoint in the increasingly acrimonious relationship between Washington and its Western allies.
"If I can get the president to actually realize that what he's doing is counterproductive for his own goals as well, perhaps we can move forward in a smarter way", Trudeau said. And French President Emmanuel Macron this week threatened to drop the United States from the group's final agreement altogether.More news: Massive news rocks Whittaker's UFC title fight
"This is neither good for us nor for any of our friend countries in the world". Trudeau said: "We are going to defend our industries and our workers".
Macron also said this to reporters, setting the current diplomatic tone quite nicely: "When you're saying that President Trump doesn't really care, maybe you're right, but no one lives forever".
Trudeau also spoke by phone Thursday with Giuseppe Conte, Italy's new prime minister, and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Macron has been fostering a special bond with Trump, paying a state visit to Washington in April and holding frequent phone calls.
Trump was the last leader to arrive at the summit and is expected to be the first to leave on Saturday, as he prepares for a meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. "It could be with Canada, with Mexico, one-on-one", the president added. Three days after taking office, Trump formally withdrew the USA from another such landmark deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Obama administration negotiated with 11 Pacific rim nations.
Friday morning, he suggested Russian Federation should be allowed back into the group.More news: BMW X5 is now bigger and arrives in November