German Chancellor Angela Merkel says G7 debate on climate was "very unsatisfying"

Trump is wrapping up his first trip overseas as president and returning to the USA on Saturday. Joni Ernst next Saturday. White House adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the president's son-in-law and daughter respectively, have joined Tillerson in advocating to stay.

The German chancellor offered an insight into her view of Trump when she reacted good-naturedly to his outburst on Germany's exports, adopting the manner of a teacher patiently explaining the basics of supply and demand. "We have great bonds with other countries".

He says, "it allows you to communicate in a discreet manner".

The G7 statement was expected to try to strike a balance by noting benefits of globalisation while stressing the need to help those in developed economies who have been left behind by economic change, delegates said.

At Nato headquarters, he complained that many Nato member states were not spending enough on defence, expecting the U.S. to bear the burden.

The final communique issued at the G7 summit in Italy said the United States "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics".

The U.S. president, who once said the concept of global warming "was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive", repeatedly vowed to pull out of the Paris deal during his election campaign, but has sidestepped the issue since taking office.

The meeting's final declaration reflected a stalemate between the United States and the six other participating countries, who are all strongly committed to the Paris accord. Already, more than 400 USA cities, 37 states, 800 universities and almost half of all Fortune 500 companies have set clean energy and emissions targets.

But Gary Cohn, Trump's economic advisor, on Friday said the president had told his G7 colleagues that he regarded the environment as important.

The statement noted simply that six countries remained committed to the Paris agreement while the United States was in the process of evaluating its participation.

A summit of the leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies has ended without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the going to remain in the Paris climate deal.

Six world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord, the world's first comprehensive deal aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions.

Trump tweeted earlier in the day that he would make a final decision next week on whether to withdraw from the climate pact.

Trump's pending review of US climate policies has left environmentalists bracing for the possibility of bland G-7 promises that say little after years of increasingly stronger commitments to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and cut greenhouse gas emissions. It calls for reducing pollution in hopes of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above temperatures at the outset of the industrial revolution.

With the exception of Japan's Shinzo Abe, with whom he shares a love of golf, Trump appears to have struck up little rapport with other G7 leaders.

"We had very hard deliberations and discussions about trade but we found a reasonable solution", Merkel said, stressing the G7 was committed to open markets.

The White House had hoped to use Trump's five-stop trip as a moment to reset. Six of the countries agreed to support the Paris climate change agreement; Trump tweeted he will decide next week. "Money is beginning to pour in- North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will be much stronger". They spend domestically on weapons or other defense-related needs. Standing alongside his counterparts, the president effectively accused countries who do not meet NATO's goal of spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product of sponging off American taxpayers.

Only five of the alliance's 28 members now meet the target: Britain, Estonia, Greece, Poland and the U.S., which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined. At the G-7, it was Trump's interactions with other leaders that commanded attention.

The leaders of the G7 group of nations as well as of the European Union met at the summit yesterday and today, though they failed to agree on common statements over immigration and climate control. "First on the list, of course, is terrorism". Compounding the diplomatic damage, Trump upstaged Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni' closing press conference by tweeting that he would next week make his long-anticipated decision on United States observance, or not, of the Paris climate accords.

"Here we have a situation of six against one, meaning there is still no sign of whether the U.S. will remain in the Paris accord or not", she said.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter before the formal announcement.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also crossed swords with Trump on free trade at the G7, complained that the USA president was keeping his colleagues in the dark.