Trump says Russia should be in G7 meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday Russia should be attending a Group of Seven nations meeting, as he prepared to fly to Canada to attend part of the three-day conference.

Other leaders of the G7 are set to clash with Trump when they pressure him to lift sanctions on steel and aluminum they fear could lead to a trade war. Trump is scheduled to leave early on Saturday for Singapore to prepare for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Jim Oliphant; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)