White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday accused Canadian Prime Minister of "attacking" President Donald Trump after Canada's leader announced reciprocal tariffs on the US and asserting his nation would not be 'pushed around.' Zachary Goelman reports.
"In conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message. And I think what people need to do at this moment is take a step back", Hassett said.
Trump says Trudeau "probably didn't know that Air Force 1 has about 20 televisions".
Mr Kudlow accused the Canadian PM of betraying Mr Trump with "polarising" statements on trade policy that risked making the United States leader look weak ahead of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He called on Trudeau to apologise to Trump.
"I actually like Justin", Trump said.
Navarro's comments came the day after Trudeau vowed not to be "pushed around" by the U.S.in response to Trump's decision to impose stiff tariffs on Canada.
The White House's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, similarly told CNN on Sunday that Trudeau "really kind of stabbed us in the back".
Trump says he watched that news conference on his way to Singapore, and was upset because he thought he and Trudeau had had a positive meeting in Charlevoix.
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"Everybody was happy, and then he gave out a little bit of an obnoxious thing", Trump said of the prime minister.
"On his comments, I'm going to stay focused on defending jobs for Canadians and supporting Canadian industries", Mr Trudeau said before walking away from reporters.
Navarro "should have kept his big mouth shut because I don't think that helps us in foreign policy", said Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah.
"We have to stand up for our principles, our values in Europe, potentially with Canada or Japan", Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview Sunday on ARD public TV.
The insults stemmed from a closing G7 press conference on Saturday in which Trudeau called United States steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and pledged to proceed with previously announced retaliatory tariffs.
But the Canadian prime minister's post-conference criticism Saturday was "a betrayal" that Trump needed to respond to, to avoid showing weakness on the eve of talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he added.
"And I said, 'Push him around?'" Trump said, describing his reaction to the press conference.
Trump lashed out against Trudeau on Twitter, doubling down on tariffs recently placed on Canadian imports and slamming what he sees as an unequal trading relationship between the two countries.
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