Trump Tuesday morning mocked France and suggested Germany would have annexed the country were it not for the U.S.
Trump as a outcome, refused to sign the G7 statement and hinted at other tariff measures against the US neighbor to the north.
Apparently irked at Macron´s criticism of nationalists in his Armistice Day address, Trump tweeted that Macron had a "very low approval rating" and said the French leader was "just trying to get onto another subject".
France's government has fired back at a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump, suggesting the USA president lacked "common decency" by launching his broadside on a day when France was mourning victims of the November 2015 terror attacks.
In his tweet on Tuesday, Trump again referenced France's spending, writing: "Pay for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or not!"
Mr Griveaux said 13 November was a date for France to mark the tragic incidents of three years ago in Paris and Saint-Denis, when co-ordinated suicide bombings and mass shootings killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more.
White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp, meanwhile, cast Trump's Paris trip in a positive light. Macron has anti-nationalist allies in several progressive Western European nations.
Trump was either unaware of these remarks, or else, defines "Pay for NATO" as "pay tribute to arms manufacturers" (the president has previously suggested that maximizing USA arms sales is one of his top foreign-policy goals).
The office of French President Emmanuel Macron offered no comments.
However, President Macron's office said the USA leader misunderstood the comments.
The fundamental philosophical differences between the leaders of the United States and France have spilled out into a full-blown public rhetorical spat.
The weekend started uncomfortably.
"Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia", Trump tweet-fumed.
The statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry comes amid Macron's call for the establishment of an European Union army that would be independent of the United States.
President Trump isn't ready to forgive the "French diss" served up over the weekend by President Emmanuel Macron.
But on Sunday, Macron delivered his hard-hitting remarks.
Simply put, nationalism is the preference for one's country over another, while patriotism can be defined as having vast pride in one's country.
Mr Trump also said: "We want a strong Europe; it's very important to us".