But as historical experts pointed out soon after details of the call were released, Canada did not burn down the White House. But the troops were British and if anything, the important part of the story is that it was retaliation for an American attack.
The G7 - or group of seven - comprises the largest advanced economies in the world: the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Italy.
The White House declined to comment and the National Security Council did not immediately return a CNN request for comment. It continues: "The implication was that the US would climb down from its threat to impose steel and aluminum tariffs so long as European Union countries keep their promises, made at the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, to increase their defense spending to 2 percent of GDP". "France and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - this is ridiculous to think that they could be a threat to the United States' security", Trudeau said.
During the Burning of Washington, on August 24, 1814, first lady Dolley Madison famously rescued a portrait of George Washington before fleeing the White House.
Trudeau called Trump's tariffs "irresponsible" and "insulting".
Now that they've gotten everyone's attention, it would be good if the Trump administration's next move is constructive. But he defended that approach, saying, "there is a friendship between our two peoples".
"If you're not a despot, you can't really be transactional", the official explained.
Corker, whose state of Tennessee is home to foreign and domestic auto plants, questioned Trump's national security justification in a statement last week.
Mr. Macron said the leaders don't want to put out a communiqué if "we drain it of all meaning".
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"Of our top five exporting destinations for California agriculture, four are at immediate risk", Rolph said.
Trump slammed back that France and Canada are hurting the USA with unfair trade practices and taunted, "Look forward to seeing them tomorrow".
When Trudeau won power, the bedrock of his foreign policy was to return Canada to its traditional multilateral leanings _ support for institutions created after the Second World War such as the United Nations, NATO, the G7 and the worldwide trading order.
"The G7 is an opportunity for us to get together and have frank, open discussions among nations who have always been allies and friends", Macron told reporters, with Trudeau at his side.
"A trade war doesn't spare anyone", Macron said.
After Trump chose not to exempt Canada and the European Union from tariffs, both threatened punitive economic measures of their own.
Mexico's response further raises trade tensions between the two neighboring countries and adds a new complication to efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, the United States and Mexico. Trump reportedly joked on a call with Trudeau that the tariffs, which the USA imposed under a national security justification, were necessary because Canada burned down the White House during the War of 1812.
The United States did invade the colonies that later became Canada and were, at the time, controlled by the British.
The French presidency official said that if a final communique were issued, France would insist it mentioned the Paris accord on climate change that Trump withdrew from previous year.