President Trump said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had "learned" from his decision to criticize US trade policy even as he downplayed tensions that erupted after a recent meeting with allies.
"In conveying that message, I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message", Navarro said at an event sponsored by The Wall Street Journal.
The president said that Canada, Mexico and the European Union have taken advantage of an global trading system, benefiting from low USA tariffs while imposing high trade barriers of their own.
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The prime minister gave some hint of the tensions on show at the gathering in Canada last week as she revealed leaders expressed "deep disappointment" at the USA president's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.
Paris took to Twitter to air his grievances, calling Trump a "pathetic little man-child" in his tweet.
He called on Trudeau to apologise to Trump.
Trudeau announced the agreement at a news conference, and then, taking questions from reporters, reiterated his objections to Trump's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. He didn't specify what he considered false about Trudeau's statements. "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said on Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures", given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world.
"We finished the (G7) meeting and really everybody was happy". "And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".More news: France, Germany making progress on euro zone roadmap - French minister
Trump said he was retaliating against Canada with countervailing tariffs, saying of Trudeau: "He learned that's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". The alliance is firmly ensconced in a network of common interests, values, and history - it would take much more than trade disputes and a bad meeting to scuttle it. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" he added.
Trudeau says Trump's demands are in part linked to talks to update NAFTA.
That means Canadian stores shelves look a lot like USA shelves, and Canadians drink Starbucks while wearing Nikes, talking on their iPhones and munching Doritos. Ottawa says it is discussing how it could help steel and aluminium workers affected by the recent imposition of USA tariffs.
Trudeau was speaking at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron when the apparent eyebrow mishap occurred, with pictures appearing to show one eyebrow unusually lower than the other. "I know it didn't look friendly; it was reported as nasty both ways, I was angry with her - actually, we were just talking, the whole group, unrelated to everything, very friendly, waiting for the document to come back".More news: Xbox shows off record number of games as it promises 'biggest year'