White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologized Tuesday for comments attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the foreign leader publicly disagreed with President Donald Trump. "And I think what people need to do at this moment is take a step back", Hassett said.
Mr Trump said he chose to back out of the G-7 communique after watching Mr Trudeau's closing summit news conference, at which he warned that Canada would not be pushed around on tariffs - a point the Canadian prime minister had made several times before.
Mr. Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest & weak" for his objections to the USA tariffs.
A Trump adviser had suggested Sunday that Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before the meeting with Kim. Canadians are "polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said.
Navarro's comments came the day after Trudeau vowed not to be "pushed around" by the U.S.in response to Trump's decision to impose stiff tariffs on Canada.
Trudeau "really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, calling on the Canadian to apologize to Trump. "The problem is that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate".
FILE - Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, June 6, 2018.
Trump said that he watched Trudeau's press conference aboard Air Force One and was stunned.
"They should let Russian Federation come back in, because we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table", Trump said.
Navarro, in his interview on Fox, said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit" and that Trump had "bigger things on his plate" than the G7 meeting, namely his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
"It is something that we have discussed and Canada is certainly prepared for any eventuality", Freeland said. When you use it with your best friend, your next door neighbor, your greatest ally, and I think one of your singular best trading partners, it's completely uncalled for, unprofessional, and I call for, today, an apology.
Canada, she said, is still seeking a "win-win-win" NAFTA deal, while adding that Ottawa will remain "absolutely resolute in defense of the national interest".
"Thousands of Canadian workers and communities rely upon trade with our closest neighbor and ally, and it is incumbent for the entirety of Parliament to show stability and a united front, in these turbulent times", Ms. Ramsey said in a statement. You know they put out a document, I don't know if you saw it.