On Monday, President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".
After the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Trump recounted his recent tough exchanges with Trudeau - most specifically the USA president's Twitter tirade against Trudeau, whom he has called "dishonest" and "weak".
The picture (and many memes) have since gone viral on the internet, and Trump raised it himself at the news conference after he was asked about his relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"Canadians. stood shoulder to shoulder with American soldiers in far-off lands in conflicts from the First World War onward", Trudeau said at a press conference Saturday, The Washington Post reported.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says the ad hominem attacks by the White House are not helpful and defended Canada's position on trade and diplomacy.
The Canadian tariffs target $264 million in Minnesota products headed to Canada, adding $35 million to the cost of exports.
The spat has also drawn in Germany and France, who sharply criticised Mr Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a G7 communique hammered out at a Canadian summit, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.
"To leave Canada the way that we did and to make the statements about a trusted ally like this is just wrong", Flake told reporters, according to ABC News.
"It's very unfair, and it's very unfair to our workers, and I'm gonna straighten it out".
Smith also recounted the incident when Trump denied German chancellor Angela Merkel a handshake during a meeting in the Oval Office.
Diplomatic sources tell CNN that once the final language was agreed upon, it was seen as an achievement since the discussions with Trump were "very intense" and "difficult".
"If you're a negotiator you have to know what's sensitive for the other guy and what does the other guy need to get in order to say there's a win-win outcome", Gifford said.
Trump continued: "It was very friendly".
"He really stabbed us in the back". Dairy is sensitive because the United States produces too much milk for a saturated global market, DFC president Pierre Lampron said in a statement.