He also addressed the viral photo from the G-7 summit, in which Merkel is shown planting both hands firmly on the table as she addresses Trump, who is seated before her with his arms crossed wearing a dispassionate expression.
Unbowed, Trump tweeted anew Monday morning from Singapore, repeating his criticism of USA trade policies with Canada - he also took aim at Germany - in a multitweet rant that went beyond 200 words all told.
Yet his top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, downplayed the severity of the rift.
“I used language that was inappropriate,” trade adviser Peter Navarro said according to Wall Street Journal reporters. | Getty
"Fair trade is now to be called fool trade if it is not reciprocal", said Trump, who flew from Canada to Singapore for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
"There are always irritants in relationships", Pompeo said, adding that without partners like Canada, "we wouldn't be in this place, we wouldn't have this diplomatic opportunity" with the North.
Earlier, the White House escalated the unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time.
"I get into Air Force One, the television's on, and I see a news conference being given by [Trudeau]", Trump said of leaving the G-7 summit held in Canada this weekend. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore.
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Rodman has been to North Korea five times since the basketball-loving Kim came to power, often as a guest of Kim. During that visit, North Korea released USA college student Otto Warmbier , who died shortly after his return.
Trudeau responded that it was "insulting" that the USA viewed its neighbor to the north as a security threat. "That will not stand".
Although he insisted he had a good relationship with Justin Trudeau, just days after blowing up a G7 summit the Canadian prime minister had hosted, Trump took another dig at him, saying the United States had a big trade deficit with Canada and that "a little balance" was needed. "And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".
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At that post-G7 press conference on Saturday, Trudeau had called USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and said he would proceed with retaliatory tariffs that he'd already announced.
Firmino tees one up as Brazil beat Austria
Neymar and Co. open their 2018 World Cup campaign versus Switzerland on Sunday 18th June, before facing Costa Rica then Serbia . There were brief fears for Neymar early on when Austria captain Julian Baumgartlinger trod on his ankle.
Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump's protectionist trade adviser, apologized for saying there was a "special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Navarro wasn't the only Trump official to go after Trudeau. Can't do it in person. Trump said it was snapped as they waited for changes he'd requested to the communique he ended up pulling out of.
"I have great friendships", he told Stephanopoulos.
Halo Infinite revealed with stunning trailer at E3 2018
It also snuck in the game's frame rate and resolution for the Xbox One X - Microsoft's most powerful console ever. That success is unlikely to work the same way with every game on Game Pass , of course, and that's fine.
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui announced as Real coach
He also played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona, although he only played one league game for Madrid , and five for Barcelona. It remains to be seen if he will head to Real as a World Cup victor , though Spain's squad is stocked with exciting talent.
HBO Has Ordered A Prequel To 'Game Of Thrones'
On Monday, Martin addressed the news of the prequel series , which dominated the news cycle all weekend, in his personal blog . Martin has offered another clue about the story by pitching his own suggestion for what the show ought to be called.
New video game trailer based in post apocalyptic West Virginia
The longstanding Bethesda director took fans by surprise when he took the opportunity to debut the reveal trailer for Fallout 76 . Watch the video of the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition to get motivated to drop $200 in the collector's edition of Fallout 76 .
House GOP in last-ditch attempt on immigration
Carlos Curbelo , R-Fla., a leader of centrists threatening to force votes if they can't strike a deal with conservatives. Members of the Freedom Caucus distanced themselves from the moderates' assertions, though their descriptions varied.