Mr. Trump arrived while Gender Equality Advisory Council co-chair Isabelle Hudon was speaking.
Security personnel had to open a path for Mr. Trump through a throng of journalists and cameramen. The camera clicks for Mr. Trump almost drowned out Hudon.
Macron stared at Mr. Trump after he sat down.
Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland later tweeted photos of the women’s empowerment meeting, showing Mr. Trump’s empty chair.
The seven leaders posed Friday for a friendly photo showing Charlevoix’s mountains in the background.
The photos also contrast from the viral photo from the 2015 G7 summit, when former President Obama was still president.
That summit’s viral photo showed Mr. Obama seated while Merkel spoke with her arms outstretched, surrounded by the picturesque German Alps in Bavaria.