"We just shook hands!"' Mr. Trump said. "But actually we were just talking, the whole group, about something unrelated to everything, very friendly".
Trudeau promised to fight back by slapping his own tariffs on American goods.
"I see the television and he's giving a news conference about how he "will not be pushed around" by the United States". He learned. You can't do that. "You can't do that". Navarro also said Trump attending the G7 in Canada was a "courtesy" to Trudeau and that the President had "bigger things on his plate" in Singapore. According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with US (guess they were bragging and got caught!).
Speaking during a press conference following his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, Trump suggested Trudeau's remarks during the G7, in which he claimed that Canada "will not be pushed around" by the U.S., has soured the relationship between the pair.
Navarro made the fiery remarks on "Fox News Sunday" after Trudeau held a post-G7 press conference in which he said that Canada will not be "pushed around" by the United States, and called Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum "unjust".
Earlier today, Trudeau cheered Trump's bid to broker a deal to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, but he stayed mum on the USA administration's persistent trash talk.
"So you know, it is something that we have discussed, and Canada is certainly prepared for any eventuality", said Freeland. "And frankly, I think that's out of line", Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, told reporters. "They're our allies, but they take advantage of us economically". Perhaps they were trying to show the power they have.
A recent report by the Peterson Institute for International Economics found that blanket 25-per-cent tariffs on automobile imports to the USA, including auto parts, would reduce production by 1.5 per cent and could cause job losses of 195,000 in the US over the first three years, and would affect $200 billion in US imports.
"Average Americans weighed in as well on Twitter, using a "#ThanksCanada" hashtag to recount all the reasons they appreciate Canada. So too, were the current US metals tariffs on Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan.
The Trump administration's tariffs amount to 25 per cent import duties on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum.
But for the first time in recent memory, the USA and Canada appear to be straying away from their long-held friendship.