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"So he holds a press conference - the president is barely out of there on the plane to North Korea, and he starts insulting us, he starts talking about the U.S.is insulting Canada", Kudlow said.

Trump refused to sign a joint agreement with USA allies at the end of the summit and threatened to cut off trade with them unless deals were renegotiated.

"In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said when asked about Trump's decision.

The United States and Canada are facing a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers hurled insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday morning, accusing him of "stabbing the U.S. in the back". A Madawaska, Maine, mill pumps pulp from the Canadian side of the border to be made into paper on the U.S. side. But he called the G-7's bluff, strengthening his - and America's - bargaining position in future trade talks.

Trump on Saturday said the USA would not sign the G-7 communique, and US officials suggested Trudeau had double-crossed the president by saying one thing in private and another publicly.

Presumably, as Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale pointed out on Twitter, Kudlow was upset that Trudeau's comments could hurt Trump's chances of impressing Kim Jong Un ahead of his meeting with the North Korean dictator in Singapore this week.

A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Mr. Trump.

Trump, who is in Singapore for negotiations with North Korea, continued to rip into United States trading partners late Sunday night Eastern Time, repeating complaints about the United States trade deficit and contributions to NATO.

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The top White House economic adviser accused Canada's prime minister on Sunday of betraying President Donald Trump with "polarizing" statements on us trade policy that risked making the American leader look weak on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea.

Kudlow, the conservative economist who directs the National Economic Council, was upset with Trudeau's comments at a press conference after the contentious Group of 7 summit in Quebec.

He said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

Responding to Trump, Trudeau's spokesperson Cameron Ahmad said: 'We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit'.

"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", Mr. Trudeau said. Trudeau's office, in turn, said what the Canadian leader said on Saturday was nothing new.

On Fox News Sunday, White House Director of Trade Policy Peter Navarro also defended the president with adversarial language.

Trump's post G7 tweets also revisited an old bugbear - the funding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance.

"Not to sign a statement of solidarity, which stands for everything that we stand for, is a big mistake", Feinstein said.

What did Kudlow say?

"But to walk away from our allies in this way, I think, is a mistake". "One of the arguments was that the president can't show weakness, and that what Trudeau did required this robust response otherwise the president would appear to be weak as he flew to Singapore".

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