"I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.
The two-day summit in Canada has been marred by fears of a trade war and tit-for-tat exchanges of hostile tweets, with USA trading partners furious over Mr Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico as part of his "America First" agenda. "And I think what people need to do at this moment is take a step back", Hassett said.
In contrast, Trump was incredibly friendly during his historic meeting with Kim in Singapore on Tuesday, even giving the North Korean leader a thumbs-up.
Bondy said that Trump could raise the issue of dairy tariffs with Canada as he works to renegotiate NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. And, if I may quote the words of the great Bear Bryant, "when you make a mistake you should admit it, learn from it, don't repeat it".
The president would have broad cross-aisle support in cracking down on China for trade violations, Welch said.
The Canadian prime minister has been under attack from various members of the Trump administration since his remarks at the G7. At that post-G7 press conference on Saturday, Trudeau had called USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and said he would proceed with retaliatory tariffs that he'd already announced.
No, it's not that Mr. Trudeau didn't understand that the U.S. President might get wind of something he said at a news conference beamed live around the world.
The G7 summit came after the Trump administration chose to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union (EU), Canada and Mexico, which had drawn strong opposition from the domestic business community and USA major trading partners.
Mr Kudlow said the President won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around ..."
Dairy farmers have an outsized influence in Canadian politics, as they are concentrated in the vote-rich provinces of Ontario and Quebec. So far, numerous tariffs under discussion have been threatened but not yet implemented.
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 in fact, despite Canada's tariff, the US runs a surplus in dairy trade with its northern neighbor.
One particular source of his ire recently has been Canada's supply management system, which levels tariffs of up to 300 per cent on imported dairy products.
"Everybody was happy, and then he gave out a little bit of an obnoxious thing", Trump said of the prime minister.