Trudeau supports Trump on North Korea, but won't respond to barbs

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"I mean seriously, Russia, who took over Crimea, all the violence that's taken place in Ukraine, the poisoning of people in the United Kingdom, the influence in our election this last time period", Heyman recounted. Trudeau particularly objected to the Trump administration's decision to cite national security in imposing the tariffs, which the Canadian leader said was "kind of insulting" to Canadians who had fought alongside USA forces in foreign wars.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday", White House trade adviser Peter Navarro echoed Kudlow's comments, and said Trudeau's post-conference comments were in bad faith.

Donald Trump took offence to that and called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak" on Twitter for his "false statements".

One photo in particular shows Trudeau trying to engage with a sullen Trump. In tweets, Trump insulted Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak".

Freeland touted Canada's retaliatory measures several times as she referred to Trump's tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum as "illegal and unjustified" and disavowed "ad hominem attacks".

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".

Navarro, a supporter of tariffs to help reduce the U.S.'s trade deficit and a longtime critic of China, turned his anger at Canada over the weekend as a Group of Seven meeting hosted by Trudeau ended in disarray and trade threats.

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The Canadian leader did not directly respond to Navarro's comments, but Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland called the remarks not "particularly appropriate or useful" later Sunday. However, the White house admitted that good refers to the canadian Prime Minister. "He learned", Trump said wagging his finger.

In response to Trump's tweets, the PMO released a statement shortly after that simply read, "The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President".

A trade official from Mexico said Monday that the only way the countries renegotiating NAFTA will find a solution is through "sufficient flexibility" to narrow differences.

Trump is heading to Singapore, where he is scheduled to meet on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"I know it didn't look friendly", Trump said.

Bruce Heyman, a former United States ambassador to Canada, said Mr Navarro had "crossed a line".

"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada", Trump said during a lengthy press conference in Singapore on Tuesday. "We're the closest partners in the world, and you don't want to see a dispute over one particular issue poison everything". The relationship between the two leaders appears to have soured since comments were made regarding USA tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum imports.

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