But the subject of continuing to hold the meeting was discussed on a call between Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday morning, a White House official said.
Still, Trump indicated he believed a summit held in the United States would signal to the world that things are returning to normal after a global pandemic shut down travel and froze the world economy.
"I am considering rescheduling the G-7, on the same or similar date, in Washington, DC, at the legendary Camp David", Trump said in a Twitter post. "It would be a great sign to all - normalization!"
With the US scheduled to play host to the annual G7 this year, the administration's original plan to host the gathering at the Trump-owned Doral golf resort in Miami was abandoned last fall after critics accused the president of seeking to profit off the meeting.
The spokesman for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has recovered from a serious bout of COVID-19 himself, said authorities were in "close contact" with the USA in the lead-up to the summit, adding they would also need to look at details of the proposals first. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would "wait and see what happens".
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested rescheduling the Group of Seven summit in the Washington area, after having canceled an in-person meeting planned in June due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump had scheduled the G-7 summit for June 10-12 at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.
Holding the summit would underscore Trump's message that America can now reopen on the assumption that the worst of the coronavirus crisis has passed, even as many public health experts warn that a rush to do that could lead to a new wave of infections.
"We need to keep meeting as leaders. But we understand the host country United States is still considering the date and format for this year". Trump has not left the country since his late-February trip to India and last received foreign dignitaries at the White House in mid-March. Trump's hosting of the summit has seen numerous hiccups, starting with his controversial push to stage it at one of his own golf resorts.
"We'll certainly take a look at what the United States is proposing as host of the G7 to see what kind of measures will be in place to keep people safe", he said. "So if we do the G7, when that all comes together, probably it will be in D.C.at the White House, but there could be a piece of it at Camp David, which is nearby".