Trump and Trudeau exchanged barbs after a highly contentious G-7 meeting resulted in a press conference in which Trudeau promised not to be pushed around.
Having left the G7 summit in Canada early, Trump's announcement on Twitter that he was backing out of the joint communique torpedoed what appeared to be a fragile consensus on a trade dispute between Washington and its top allies.
Mr Kudlow suggested Mr Trump saw Mr Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".
At his closing news conference, Trudeau had repeated his prior statements that he believed the US's national-security rationale for imposing steel and aluminum tariffs was "insulting", and that Canada would impose retaliatory tariffs. But the president broadsided his allies after leaving the meeting by disavowing a joint statement the US had agreed to, criticizing Trudeau and vowing tariffs on automobiles.
A longtime friend of President Donald Trump's economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, rolled his eyes at his pal's manic Sunday morning attack on Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, saying his buddy could have accidentally benen "telegraphing" the fact that it was all about putting North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un on notice that Trump is not a wimp.More news: Nylon Calculus: Kevin Durant makes the impossible look easy
"We had extremely productive discussions on the need to have fair and reciprocal" trade, he said. "Our tariffs are in response to his 270 percent on dairy".
"State of the Union" host Jake Tapper asked Kudlow what right Trump and other USA officials had to be offended by Trudeau's comments, given the dispute.
In an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Kudlow argued that Trudeau's critique amounted to a betrayal of the G7, as well as the U.S.
"[Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.
Krishnamoorthi warned that "by driving both sides into their corners instead of encouraging a more diplomatic dialogue", the Canadian prime minister is sabotaging trade negotiations between the US and Canada.More news: 'Judy Moody' Actor Jackson Odell Dead at 20
Continuing the back-and-forth exchange of words, Trump lashed out at the Canadian leader on Twitter, calling him "very dishonest and weak", and his statements "false". In the weeks leading up to the summit, he imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.
"I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests", Trudeau said.
Speaking on US broadcaster Fox News, US trade adviser Peter Navarro blamed Canada for the disastrous ending to the G7 summit. From there I go to Singapore and talks with North Korea on Denuclearization. "President Trump made it clear, time and again, in those two days outside of Quebec that he wants to reinstitute a process of free trade, no tariffs, no tariff barriers, no quotas and subsidies". "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said, given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world.
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