"Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around", he had said. We just shook hands.
Trump said it "didn't look friendly" but it was "very friendly". It 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 neighbors.
U.S. President Donald Trump wants to eradicate this country's dairy industry, the sector's farmers said Monday amidst increased trade tensions between Canada and the United States. "You can't do that".
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.
The president said he was annoyed by Trudeau's comments about not letting Canada get pushed around.
Both aides accused Trudeau of betraying Trump when he gave a news conference after the USA president had departed.
Trudeau said during a news conference after the Group of Seven (G-7) summit on Saturday that it was "kind of insulting" that the USA implemented steel and aluminum tariffs against his country on the basis of national security.
The House of Commons unanimously supported to a motion presented by New Democratic Pary (NDP) MP Tracey Ramsey, condemning the USA actions given the "longstanding, mutually-beneficial trading relationship".
President Donald Trump said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "learned" from the mistake of criticizing him, and it's going to cost Canada "a lot of money".
"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade any more". "He really, actually - you know what?" "I think we're in a hard place now, I'd like to see this thing settle down". Perhaps they were trying to show the power they have.
As the Trump administration's war of words continued, many Americans began to point out on social media the many times Canada has helped the United States, while sharing personal stories on why they are thankful for their neighbours to the north, prompting the hashtag #ThanksCanada to trend on social media Monday morning.
Canadian officials have stressed the two countries' extensive trading relationship and pointed out that Canada is the top export destination for 35 USA states and that 9 million jobs in the United States depend on trade with its northern neighbor.
Trump has consistently railed against what he claims are unfair trade practices by some of America's biggest trade partners, including Canada.
The U.S. and Canada are in the middle of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement along with Mexico.
Canada is America's largest trading partner, he said, adding that the USA economy would struggle to make up for Canada's absence in a tariff tit-for-tat.