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Trump at G7 predicts 'very positive' trade talks with the European Union

World leaders at the G7 summit in Quebec maintained a cordial tone in public statements Friday despite deep disagreement over trade policy sparked by President Trump's recent imposition of steep steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

The U.S. and EU will begin a new dialogue on trade this month, France announced after Trump's meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. "Something's going to happen. I think it will be very positive," Trump said of the plan, affirming that he and Macron continue to have "a great relationship."

Trump made a late arrival to the summit Friday and is leaving early Saturday. On Twitter before arriving in Canada, the president wrote that he planned to focus on "the long time unfair trade practiced against the United States" at the G7 event, and that this plus his summit with North Korea on Tuesday would limit his ability to speak on the "Russian Witch Hunt Hoax" in the near future.