"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump", Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Fox News this weekend, following the G7 summit in Quebec.
"You just don't behave that way". The likelihood of a trade war between the United States and Canada appears to be on the rise, and both sides are mulling more trade barriers. Mulroney began working with Trudeau a year ago.
He then reminded his viewers about Trump's disastrous phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull where he, at first, raged about the refugee settlement agreement brokered by the Obama administration and then went ahead and abruptly ended what was expected to be an hour-long call halfway in.
"There are always irritants in relationships", Pompeo said, adding that without partners like Canada, "we wouldn't be in this place, we wouldn't have this diplomatic opportunity" with the North.
Tensions between Canada and USA leaders ran high even before the weekend's G7 summit that was held primarily in Charlevoix, Que.
"Fair trade is now to be called fool trade if it is not reciprocal", said Trump, who flew from Canada to Singapore on Sunday to prepare for the first-ever summit between a USA and North Korean leader.
The president ruffled feathers at the G7 summit, not backing down from stiff tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. Pre-summit reports from the White House suggested that the president even considered skipping the summit altogether. "But the conclusion I draw is that it is only through continued dialogue that we can find ways to work together to resolve the challenges we face". "Well, I think that very quickly I'll know whether or not something good is going to happen". As he flew from Canada to Singapore Saturday night, Trump displayed his ire via Twitter, which he also employed to insult Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak".
"It's very unfair, and it's very unfair to our workers, and I'm gonna straighten it out".
Mr Trudeau and the European Union have vowed to take retaliatory action next month over USA tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Senior officials of the Trump administration piled on the smears.
President Donald Trump reprised his criticism of Canada's prime minister Tuesday, threatening that Justin Trudeau's tough exchanges with him over trade policy would "cost a lot of money for the people of Canada".
"We finished the (G7) meeting and really everybody was happy". Larry Kudlow, Trump's chief economic adviser, told CNN that Trudeau's press conference addressing Trump's actions was "a betrayal". "He should never have said it", Reagan said.