German Chancellor Angela Merkel has turned down President Donald Trump's invitation to the G7 Summit next month, Politico reported.
According to Reuters, the White House said that Trump believes there would be "no greater example of reopening" than holding a G7 summit in the US at the end of June.
Last week, he announced that he is considering hosting it again at Camp David, Business Insider previously reported.
A senior US official, who declined to be named told Politico that Trump and Merkel had "heated disagreements on topics including NATO, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, and relations with China," during a phone call this week.
Merkel said she believes June is still too soon to reopen and hold large gatherings since the virus is still circulating, according to Politico.
Trump was reportedly "furious over Merkel's reluctance to attend the summit," Politico reported.