In the bigger picture, Trump's provocations are gauged to elicit a reaction, others said - and Trudeau's response, far from off-the-cuff snarkiness, is also carefully planned.
Trudeau called the fact that the United States had based the tariffs on a national security reason "kind of insulting". "On the contrary, as part of the USA law, we are part of the national defense base of the United States".
Saying Trudeau's statements are "amateurish" and "sophomoric" only "for domestic consumption", Kudlow said it was Trudeau's remarks that had prompted Trump to pull out of the joint communique. Highly restrictive on Trade! It could be easy for someone to misread them, "not taking them seriously or not understanding the resolve they have".
Canadians agree this weekend was a turning point, and maybe an overall historic low, in Canada-U.S. relations.
If Europe wants to take its destiny into its own hands, "that also means that we need to do more for our own security", she said.
"I think she is outlining Canada's actual position and is outlining actual steps that have been taken and are being taken", he told Xinhua in an interview.
However, on Monday, several MPs expressed concerns about the United Kingdom reaching any deal with the US given President Trump's recent trade actions against Canada, the European Union and other countries. Ms. "Massive trade deficits no longer!" Dog bites man, am I right?
But Trump, who announced US plans to withdraw from the Paris agreement in June 2017, backed out of the communique which reiterates the agreements reached by all parties at the summit's conclusion. Earlier that day, Trump also tweeted: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".
According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with US (guess they were bragging and got caught!). "Look forward to seeing them tomorrow". "In order to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, we will exchange approaches and support worldwide efforts to deliver fair, progressive, effective and efficient tax systems". "When I'm telling them, they're smiling at me. Not fair to our farmers!" And tariffs are going to come way down, because people can not continue to do that.
Kudlow sought to tie Trump's reaction to the upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un, saying the North Korean leader "must not see American weakness". While leaders thought Trump may not agree to the climate charter, they had hoped the US would at least consider signing off on the ocean agreement. Trade. They fully understand where I am coming from. "But the path to more trade begins with less whining on the global stage".
'As Canadians, we are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around, ' he said.
The top White House economic adviser accused Canada's prime minister on Sunday of betraying President Donald Trump with "polarizing" statements on US trade policy that risked making the American leader look weak on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"
'We have done just that at this summit, registering our deep disappointment at the unjustified decision by the United States to apply tariffs to European Union steel and aluminium imports'.