"When I got out to the plane, I think that Justin probably didn't know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions".
Navarro came under scrutiny Sunday for bashing Trudeau after the prime minister criticized Trump in the wake of the G-7 summit held in Canada.
Both aides accused Mr Trudeau of betraying Mr Trump when he gave a news conference after the United States president had departed.
The Canadian prime minister has been under attack from various members of the Trump administration since his remarks at the G7. At the news conference, Trudeau called the USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and stated that Canada would go ahead with retaliatory tariffs on July 1 unless the American duties were dropped.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Canada has worked hard for decades to establish good relations with the USA and "we have no interest in turning up the heat".
"We are aware that an investigation on autos under section 232 has been initiated", Freeland said referring to the same process that eventually led to the Trump administration imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, citing "national security" grounds. "It was very friendly", Mr Trump said. So far, numerous tariffs under discussion have been threatened but not yet implemented.
The United States has alienated Canada and other allies by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, arguing that they pose a threat to US national security.
Mr Trump's presidency has been clouded by a federal investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by his campaign. Still, Canada accounts for less than 3% of global trade, according to research firm Agri-Food Economic Systems.
The early exit also means he will be gone before allies begin closing news conferences likely to be laden with criticism of the U.S. stance on trade and Mr Trump's abrupt suggestion yesterday that Russian Federation should be re-admitted to the group.
"The US faces the same (issue)", Frigon said, adding the United States also limited dairy imports with high tariffs, albeit much lower than Canada's.