Trump arrives late to G-7 gender equality breakfast

Trump arrives late to G-7 gender equality breakfast

President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE strolled in late on Saturday to a breakfast meeting on gender equality at the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Canada. 

Other G-7 leaders and the gender equality advisory council created by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had already kicked off the breakfast when Trump entered the room several minutes late.


By the time Trump walked in, Trudeau had already delivered brief opening remarks, and Isabelle Hudon, the Canadian ambassador to France, was addressing the group, according to pool reports.

Security personnel opened up a path for the president as he entered the room, flashed a smile at the group seated at a long table and took a seat. 

The tardy appearance came hours before Trump departed the Charlevoix region of Quebec for Singapore, where he is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

The G-7's annual summit, usually a friendly gathering between seven industrialized democracies, was rife with tensions this year, as Trump feuded with key U.S. allies over his decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.

The tensions were on full display on Thursday, before the summit even started, with Trump engaging in a war of words with French President Emmanuel Macron and rebuking Trudeau as "indignant" for his opposition to the U.S. tariffs. 

In a news conference shortly after the gender equality breakfast, Trump demanded that U.S. allies dramatically reduce trade barriers, adding that if they did not, they could lose access to American markets.