US President Donald Trump said Saturday he had instructed US House of Representatives not to endorse the final communique of the G7 summit due to Justin Trudeau's "false statements at his news conference", who called US metal tariffs "insulting" and announced retaliatory measures.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of betraying Trump with "polarizing" statements on trade policy that risked making the US leader look weak ahead of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Mr Trump called Mr Trudeau "dishonest & weak" after Mr Trudeau said at a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new U.S. tariffs.
He said the move was based on Mr Trudeau's "false statements. and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our USA farmers, workers and companies". Trudeau's office, in turn, said the what the Canadian leader said on Saturday was nothing new.
"The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement", Macron said.
His Twitter rant on Monday continued: "Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?" Trump as a result did not sign onto the joint statement concluding the meeting.
"That's what weak dishonest Justin Trudeau did", he added. Larry Kudlow, who hosted a number of CNBC programs before replacing Gary Cohn at the National Economic Council, publicly accused Trudeau of stabbing the president "in the back" and "double crossing" him at last week's G-7 meeting.
"And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did at that stunt press conference".
Kudlow said the USA participated in G7 talks and bilateral talks on Nafta in good faith and that Trump had been "charming". According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!).
Jacob Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, told Al Jazeera Trump risks isolating himself with his controversial trade policies.
"If they retaliate, they're making a mistake", Trump said.
Internationally, one European diplomat says the rest of the G7 will carry on despite the president's online attack against Trudeau and his decision to pull out of the final G7 communique.
The acrimonious fallout from the G7 began after Mr Trump watched Mr Trudeau's end-of-summit press conference.
Paris also delivered a withering response to the USA president's tweeted instruction for American officials to withhold their endorsement. "So, I ask you, he gets up in the airplane and leaves".