Trump confused by Trudeau's 'pushed around' comment: 'We just shook hands!'

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Both aides accused Mr Trudeau of betraying Mr Trump when he gave a news conference after the U.S. president had departed.

As we've argued elsewhere, Trump appears to be targeting allies as a means of rupturing their mindset-convincing them that they are no longer deserving of American coddling just because of their geopolitical status.

Later, he echoed Trump's baiting of Trudeau, repeating the line that the Canadian statesman is "weak" and "dishonest".

Canadian lawmakers unanimously voted to oppose the U.S.' "illegitimate tariffs" on Canadian steel and aluminum and condemned disparaging statements made by the Trump administration about Canada. He added, "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

Trump says Trudeau "probably didn't know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions".

While other presidents and prime ministers have had testy relations - president Richard Nixon famously used a profane word, behind closed doors, to refer to Trudeau's father Pierre Trudeau, also in the context of trade talks - neither side has demonstrated this level of animosity since John Diefenbaker feuded with John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s.

"I was embarrassed", Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said. "He didn't do that to my face, what's this all about?'"

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Her comments, coming just a week after a divisive meeting of the leading industrialized democracies known as the G-7, marked one the sharpest Canadian rebukes of the United States in recent memory.

There have been reports that Mr. Trump was upset because the President felt that after he had generously agreed to give in on a key Canadian sticking point - the US demand for a sunset clause that would see NAFTA renegotiated after five years - Mr. Trudeau was talking tough.

The remarks caused Trump to bash the Canadian leader on Twitter and refuse to sign the official G7 communique - a mostly symbolic but important gesture.

Trump didn't help matters by attacking pretty much everyone at the summit. "That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". He learned. You can't do that.

Economists generally view tariffs as inflationary, forcing consumer prices higher and eventually hurting the economy of the country that impose the tariffs. "No one will win, we should definitely put up a fight for the parachute".

The Trump-Trudeau scuffle represents a pivot away from the once-friendly relationship between the two leaders.

Kudlow explained on CNN that the administration was lashing out at Trudeau to show Kim that Trump was not weak. Trump aired grievances with each of the G7 members during the summit. "Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%", he wrote in the first of five tweets relating to the weekend's summit. He continued to bash the Canadian leader Tuesday during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. Canada does have very big advantages over us in terms of trade deficits.

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