A picture of U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel displaying less-than-friendly body language is turning out to be a defining image of the contentious meeting of the Group of Seven leaders of the world's advanced economies.
It was a G7 summit that confirmed a major rift between the U.S. and its traditional allies, with one photo seemingly summing up the tensions.
"I know it didn't look friendly", Trump said.
Guy Verhofstaft, the European Union parliament's representative in Brexit negotiations and former prime minister of Belgium, shared a photo of Merkel staring down President Trump during a meeting at the G7 summit.
The summit did not mark the end of the transatlantic partnership between Europe and the U.S., Merkel said. At a press conference following the summit, Trudeau repeated his earlier description of United States trade tariffs as "insulting" and vowed retaliatory measures would come in July.
With as neutral an expression as possible, she stares directly at President Trump, who sits on the other side of the table.
Doctored images showed the USA president as a petulant child - including memes with Trump overturning a bowl of noodles on his head or clutching a teddy bear as Merkel sternly looks on.
According to Merkel, the European Union is, like Canada, preparing counter-measures against Trump's steel and aluminium taxes, in line with regulations set by the World Trade Organisation's rules, of which the United States is a founding member.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel supported the idea of holding a separate summit of Russian Federation and the United States.
Merkel sidestepped giving a clear answer when asked if Berlin will stop viewing Washington as an "important partner", saying that she would continue efforts to achieve compromises through dialogue and "go her own way" if those discussions fail to bring any results.
Germany's Angela Merkel on Sunday chided US President Donald Trump's decision to retract his endorsement of the G7 communique via Twitter.
"We're going to deal with the unfair trade practices".
Looking ahead to the next major diplomatic encounter with Trump - a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance leaders in July - "it won't be easy", Merkel said.