Trump got trade right at the G-7: All tariffs must go

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"The problem was that in conveying that message, I used language that was inappropriate", he said. "And I think what people need to do at this moment is take a step back", Hassett said.

Mr. Trump, for his part, continued to threaten Mr. Trudeau Tuesday at a news conference in Singapore after meeting with Mr. Kim.

Trump adviser Peter Navarro, meanwhile, said Tuesday that he made a mistake when he said "there's a special place in hell" for Trudeau.

Trump quickly fired back on Twitter, calling Trudeau's comments "very dishonest and weak".

"And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".

One photo in particular shows Trudeau trying to engage with a sullen Trump.

Trudeau had said using national security as a justification for tariffs was "kind of insulting" to Canadian veterans who had stood by their USA allies in conflicts dating back to World War I.

At the news conference, Trudeau called the US steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and stated that Canada would go ahead with retaliatory tariffs on July 1 unless the American duties were dropped.

Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, echoed Navarro during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, saying that Trudeau's comments amounted to a "betrayal".

Trump Withdraws Endorsement Of G-7 Communique Over Trudeau Statements

Navarro might be sorry for his word choice, but the White House's sentiment stands. "He'll learn, he can't do that", Mr Trump said.

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

A spokeswoman for Trudeau, Eleanore Catenaro, declined to comment on Navarro's acknowledgement of a mistake.

Trump's extraordinary outburst in recent days appeared aimed at striking a chord with voters who support his "America First" agenda.

Mr Trudeau, in Quebec City for bilateral meetings with non-G7 leaders after the summit, did not respond to reporters' questions as he arrived, but his office pointed to Ms Freeland as the minister responsible for Canada-US relations.

Navarro's willingness to walk back his outburst marked a departure from the Trump administration's never-say-you're-sorry approach to political crises. And I say, 'Push him around?

Freeland said she had a "good conversation" Sunday with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and that the pair would try to meet in Washington this week.

"I think he should apologize to the prime minister, but more importantly, he should apologize to the Canadian public", Heyman, who served under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017, added, saying he was "deeply disappointed" to see what he called Navarro's lack of professionalism".

The insults stemmed from a closing G7 press conference on Saturday in which Trudeau called USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and pledged to proceed with previously announced retaliatory tariffs.

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