U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as having betrayed the United States and making Trump look week ahead of the highstakes summit with North Korea.
Tweeted Trump in a series of tweets starting last night: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". I mean, we have India, where some of the tariffs are 100 per cent, ' Trump said while speaking on unfair trade ties.
In a series of tweets after his departure, Trump said the United States paid "close to the entire cost of Nato" to protect countries that "rip us off on trade".
Trump's supporters also criticized Trudeau.
Trump's apparent threat to end US trade deals with top allies came as he feuded with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders over the trade war he instigated late last month. "We make commitments and keep to them", a statement from the French presidency quoted by AFP news agency said.
Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford is also among those setting aside his political differences with Trudeau, re-asserting today that he stands "shoulder to shoulder" with the prime minister on trade.
In a separate interview on CBS's "Face the Nation", Kudlow said the Trump had a "very successful, calm, friendly, respectful bilateral" with Trudeau and that the USA won't withdraw from Nafta.More news: Flying car startup backed by Google founder offers test flights
In an attack on Canada's "very dishonest and weak" Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr Trump revealed he was tearing up the agreed communique from the G7 gathering in Charlevoix, Canada.
But Kudlow said he doesn't know whether there will be a deal and that Trump had no alternative but to respond the way he did to Trudeau's "very unfortunate" statements.
"He did a great disservice to the whole [Group of Seven (G-7)]", he added.
Jacob Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, told Al Jazeera Trump risks isolating himself with his controversial trade policies.
Mr Trump left off last night with a series of tweets from Air Force One en route to Singapore for his nuclear summit Tuesday with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".
"I understand the president was upset", Mr. Feinstein told CNN.
Trump and Trudeau have been ramping up insults ― with Trump characteristically going further than Trudeau ― as the two countries bicker over tariffs.
Mr Kudlow said: "He held a press conference and he said the U.S.is insulting".