Soon after Trump left the G7 summit he tweeted that he had instructed the House of Representatives not to endorse the final communique of the G7 summit due to Trudeau's "false statements at his news conference", as the Canadian prime minister dismissed U.S. metal tariffs as "insulting" and announced retaliatory measures.
He made the comments Tuesday at an event of The Wall Street Journal CFO Network in Washington. "I mean the problem is that we're dealing with a schoolyard bully and his henchmen", he said.
Trump was by then on his way to his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, having left the G7 early and after a press conference of his own in which he complained about trade. Monday afternoon, NDP Member of Parliament Tracey Ramsey introduced a motion, which was unanimously adopted in the House, to stand in solidarity with Justin Trudeau, regardless of political stripe.
The president's staff then blasted Trudeau on Sunday with economic advisor Larry Kudlow accusing Canada of stabbing the U.S.in the back.
"I think we should be taking (Trump's) threat at face value and prepare for an attempt to issue tariffs", said Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturer's Association.
Trump went on to threaten further tariffs against Canada and accused Trudeau of making false statements.
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"He's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States".
However, Navarro says he used inappropriate language in trying to convey that message.
"Justin probably didn't know that Air Force has about 20 televisions", Trump said.
Peter Navarro is President Donald Trump's National Trade Council adviser. He also said Canada "will not be pushed around".
The communique - which had appeared to have papered over the cracks that surfaced at the summit - said the leaders of the US, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism. The U.S. had a trade surplus with Canada of $8.4 billion past year, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Messrs. Trump and Kim are expected to meet face-to-face on Tuesday morning to discuss prospects of a deal in which North Korea would give up nuclear capabilities in exchange for help opening its economy. "It was very friendly", Mr Trump said.
The United States has imposed 25 per cent tariffs on steel from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, and 10 per cent tariffs on aluminum.