Calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada "very dishonest and weak", Trump said the US was withdrawing its endorsement of the G-7's communique, in part over what he called Trudeau's "false statements" about USA tariffs at a news conference.
Kudlow further called Kim as "crazy nuclear tyrant" as he urged the other members of G8 to support Trump. The United States is not facing a risky dairy emergency, and it never will. Wildly exaggerated economic grievances, not national security, are driving Mr. Trump's trade agenda. Sharply criticizing Trump's remarks on tariffs, Trudeau promised that Canada would answer with its own on July 1 unless the US reversed course.
After one White House adviser said there was "a special place in hell" for foreign leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and another said Trudeau "stabbed us in the back", Canadian leaders offered a measured - even polite - response.
Trump took aim at an unspecified news release issued by Canada saying, "they made nearly 100 bln dollars on trade with u.s. (guess they were bragging and got caught!)". "$800 Billion Trade Deficit", he said in another tweet. However, following the summit, Trump tweeted that he was going not going to support the communique, leaving numerous United States' closest allies aghast.
"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal", Trump tweeted, as he criticized Canadian tariffs on imports of U.S. milk.
"I think sometimes, you know, you have to tell the schoolyard bully that they can't have your lunch money".
"I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something we absolutely will do", he said.
Navarro called Trudeau's comments "nothing short of an attack on our political system".
But the criticism left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped.
The president "is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around ... on the eve of this", top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union".
Trudeau told reporters that the statement was supported by every member, but Trump's Twitter message Saturday withdrew US support for the communique.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Sunday in response to questions about Kudlow and Navarro's comments that she is thankful she is "not responsible for explaining the reasoning behind any comments made by the officials of any foreign government". We can't pose a security threat to the United States, and I know that Americans understand that.
The prime minister's silence on Monday came in sharp contrast to a roar of disapproval among Canadian politicians, who banded together across party lines to denounce Trump's attack and praise the bilateral and trading relationship between the two neighbours.
Trump roiled the weekend Group of Seven meeting of industrialized nations in Canada by agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while flying to Asia.