President Trump will depart the G-7 summit earlier than anticipated after exchanging tense words with world leaders ahead of the global meeting.
The White House announced Thursday night that Trump will be leaving the summit on Saturday morning, hours ahead of its scheduled conclusion, and heading straight to Singapore for his highly-anticipated June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump will reportedly leave Canada following the conclusion of Saturday morning's session on empowering women.
"G7 Sherpa and Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs Everett Eissenstat will represent the United States for the remaining G7 sessions," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
The decision came just hours after Trump sparred with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron on Twitter in regards to new tariffs imposed by the U.S. on the European Union, Mexico, and Canada. The world leaders were expected to meet in person over this issue at the summit.