Next morning on Fox News, my job, my mission, was to send a very strong signal of strength, and this was particularly important on the eve of a far more important summit in Korea.
Corker isn't seeking re-election in this fall's USA midterm elections, and has railed against his fellow senators who are headed to the polls and anxious about their electoral success for not standing up to Trump publicly.
Trump's remarks came amid worsening relations with his allies following the recent G7 summit which German Chancellor Angela Merkel described as complicated and disappointing.
The attacks against Canada didn't end there, on Sunday, economic advisor Larry Kudlow accused Canada of stabbing the U.S.in the back. And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt news conference. That was when Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory steps in response to steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by Trump on Canada and other allies.
"I own that, that was my mistake, those were my words", he said.
"We've had American tariffs that have been put in overnight, Mr. Speaker".
"Kim must not see American weakness", Kudlow said. The U.S. had a trade surplus with Canada of $8.4 billion previous year, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore". "And Justin. And I said, "Oh that's nice, Justin's giving a" - And then he talked about how they won't be bullied".
The president also withdrew USA support for a G-7 communique.
On Saturday, in response to US sanctions on Canadian steel and aluminum imports, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians "will not be pushed around" and the imports were "kind of insulting".
But will it? Trump is ready to punish the people of Canada because of Trudeau's nasty words towards the USA president after the G7 summit.
"He learned", Trump said.
Trump, meanwhile, renewed his criticisms of Canada's protection of its dairy sector, saying: "It's very unfair to our farmers, and it's very unfair to the people of our country". Later, he echoed Trump's baiting of Trudeau, repeating the line that the Canadian statesman is "weak" and "dishonest".
"I don't care how mad, how angry you are, you don't treat the head of state of another country like that unless you are getting ready for a military engagement of some kind", he said.