The United States and Canada have swung sharply towards a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after US President Donald Trump called him "very dishonest and weak".
Kudlow, who was in Canada with President Trump for the G-7 meeting, told CNN on Sunday that the USA had come to an agreement with the other highly-industrialized nations in the group on a joint communique until Trudeau's "sophomoric play".
In a tweet posted Saturday evening, Trump said his decision to rescind support for the statement was based on "false statements" made by Trudeau during a press conference he gave, as well as "the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs" on us companies.
Kudlow also insisted that Trudeau's remarks were created to make America look weak as Trump flies to Singapore for his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign the joint declaration.
Trump was last to arrive for the G7 working breakfast, walking into the room when the summit's host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, had almost finished his welcome and presentation speech, Efe reported. Trudeau, who threatened retaliatory tariffs, also said Canada would not be "pushed around". "But they're the sentiment that was on Air Force One after that- Look, Chris, this is just wrong what Trudeau is doing".
Trump left the summit after breakfast Saturday to fly to Singapore to prepare for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Trump also targeted Trudeau on Twitter this weekend after the talks, saying Trudeau's "false statements" led him to decide not to sign the G7 communique. That was Justin Trudeau's late father, who served several terms as Canada's prime minister, starting in the late 1960s.
On Sunday, after the summit, Trudeau held a press conference in which he spoke about American trade policies.
In an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union", Kudlow argued that Trudeau's critique amounted to a betrayal of the G7, as well as the U.S.
Some are calling it part of the "the Trump curse", how bad and embarrassing things seem to befall those critical of President Trump.
"We need to stand with our democratic allies", Feinstein said.
"If the expectation was that a weekend in lovely Charlevoix....was going to transform the president's outlook on trade and the world, then we didn't quite reach that bar", Trudeau said.
"Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries", said Canadian foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland, according to the Toronto Star. "We make commitments and keep to them", a statement from the French presidency quoted by AFP news agency said. "He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip".
But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week", "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade".
"They should have said to him, 'God speed, you are negotiating with the insane nuclear tyrant in North Korea, and we are behind you, '" Kudlow added.