German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting Tuesday to stamp out the first major row within her uneasy coalition, as disputes over her refugee policy returned to haunt her while she negotiates a broad European Union asylum deal.
She said the European Union would "act" against the US trade measures, which European leaders regard as going against the rules of the World Trade Organization.
The news comes as Merkel called for tolerance amid a wave of support for anti-immigration parties across Europe, with the Chancellor saying the current political crop's migration policy would act as a "litmus test" for the future of the continent.
She also said that Europe will not let itself be "deceived" again.
"The withdrawal by tweet is, of course, sobering and a bit depressing as well", she told Germany's Anne Will talk show on Sunday evening.
According to Deutsche Welle, Mr Seehofer said: "I have a responsibility for this country, namely to steer and maintain order". But Trudeau had simply reiterated points he'd made before: that Canada planned dollar-for-dollar retaliatory tariffs in response to Trump's new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
Merkel said that Trump would probably retaliate by implementing new tariffs on German vehicles.
The German chancellor's comments on Sunday come after Trudeau announced that Canada would implement its own retaliatory tariffs on the U.S. Trump had given Canada, the European Union and Mexico temporary exemptions from the steel and aluminum tariffs he first announced in March, but said at the end of May that he would be ending the exemptions.
Trump's announcement on Twitter, after leaving the Group of Seven summit in Canada early, that he was backing out of the joint communique torpedoed what appeared to be a fragile consensus on a trade dispute between Washington and its top allies. "I know it didn't look friendly", Mr. Trump said at a press conference in Singapore.
On Saturday Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak" in a tweet after Trudeau repeated criticisms of USA tariffs on imported steel and aluminium and Trump's trade policies in a news conference following the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec.
Trudeau's office cast doubt over the genuineness of Trump's offense at the prime minister's remarks, pointing out that Trudeau's messages simply reiterated his position before the summit, that he will oppose attempts to bully Canada on trade. "Other states will surely follow", he said in a statement. Speaking on the condition of anonymity a Canadian official told national broadcaster CBC that not only had Trudeau made these remarks prior to the meeting, on US television last week, he had also informed Trump of his position before he went on air. Then you carry your eyes toward the border of the picture and spot French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
"We spend two days working out a [joint] statement and commitments". We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency.