Show of solidarity after Donald Trump attacks Justin Trudeau on Twitter

Donald Trump and his aides attacked Justin Trudeau with a slew of heavy insults after the Canadian Prime Minister refused to give in to the US president's controversial tariff demands.

Peter Navarro is President Donald Trump's National Trade Council adviser. "I own that, that was my mistake, my words", he said, according to the Journal and Bloomberg. Hatch added that the G7 summit "could have been handled a lot better".

The United States and Canada are facing a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers hurled insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday morning, accusing him of "stabbing the U.S. in the back".

Navarro slammed Trudeau's comment as "one of the worst political miscalculations by a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history". "The problem is that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate".

He then asserted multiple times to the room full of reporters that he has a "good relationship" with Trudeau.

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.

The tirade was enhanced by extensive comments Sunday from two of the president's closest advisers who said the prime minister betrayed Trump in comments Trudeau made at the end of the G7 summit in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. In the most Canadian manner (polite), not directly targeting anyone unlike POTUS (President of the United States). But the president broadsided his allies after leaving the meeting by disavowing a joint statement the USA had agreed to, criticizing Trudeau and vowing tariffs on automobiles.

Reaction to the Trump-Trudeau dispute has been fierce on both sides.

Later during the show, Smith further said Trump's latest attitude towards Trudeau isn't a new thing and he has "been kicking allies in the teeth his whole presidency".

The motion in parliament, introduced by the opposition New Democrats, rejected "disparaging ad hominem statements by US officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations". "We will act too", Merkel said.

"Just when we thought it couldn't get worse", Nicholas Burns, U.S. ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in the George W. Bush administration, said on Twitter after Kudlow's appearance on CNN.

But he's taking the high road when it comes to the USA president's ongoing trash talk against Canada.

"That's why our allies have to be baffled at this".

"Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?" Now we're running away from it. The communique is a final agreement among the countries that details various shared priorities. "It's just beyond the pale", he said.

Vanessa Coleman

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