Chris Coons, a Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations, told MSNBC Trump had welcomed authoritarian leaders in other countries even as he "picks fights as he just did at the G7 with our longest, oldest closest allies: democracies, developed Western countries like Canada". Wrapping up a day-long summit with the North Korean leader, Trump described him as "talented".
Mr Trudeau said he had reiterated to Mr Trump, who left the G7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the US-Canada border.
Trump says the U.S. "According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with US (guess they were bragging and got caught!)". We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade.
Mr. Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest & weak" for his objections to the US tariffs.
"He's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States".
The United States has alienated Canada and other allies by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, arguing that they posed a threat to USA national security.
At a news conference in Singapore, the president said Trudeau only made his comments about not being bullied because he thought Trump was on an airplane and would not hear about them.
G-7 leaders jumped to the defense of Trudeau and reiterated their support for their joint statement. Though the image appeared to speak to the tension between the leaders, Trump said it was captured during a discussion that was "unrelated to anything".
President Trump's hardline trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday backed off from his over-the-top attack on Justin Trudeau, in which he said there was "a special place in hell" for the Canadian PM for daring to criticize the president's policies.
"I want to pay a particular tribute to Prime Minister Trudeau for his leadership and skilful chairing, which enabled us after two days of negotiation between leaders to agree actions and a shared approach on some of the most pressing challenges facing the global community and our citizens", she told parliament.
"My mission was to send a strong signal of strength", Navarro said at the event, according to the Journal.