"My job was to send a signal of strength", he said.
Peter Navarro says his job was to send a "signal of strength" after Trudeau's post-G7 news conference sent the US president into a fit of pique that threw the summit into disarray.
"I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message", he said.
The picture has since gone viral on the Internet, and Mr Trump raised it himself at the news conference after he was asked about his relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"I actually like Justin, you know, I think he's good, I like him, but he shouldn't have done that", Trump said.
Later during the show, Smith further said Trump's latest attitude towards Trudeau isn't a new thing and he has "been kicking allies in the teeth his whole presidency".
An escalating clash over trade between Washington and some of its closest global partners had loomed over Trump's historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.
E3 2018: Nintendo Reveal Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Now it's time for a look at how existing fighters have changed since past appearances, stages, assist trophies and more. Of its 45-minute E3 2018 Direct, Nintendo spent about 30 of those minutes exclusively discussing Super Smash Bros .
Love Island's Adam Collard WAS on Geordie Shore
This episode saw Kendall attempt to earn Adam's affections again after he "pied" her off, but with not-so-successful results. Eyal had the option to choose which of the three girls he would pair up with - his options being Hayley, Rosie and Kendall.
Trump issued a statement on Tuesday in which he promised Trudeau's statements would end up costing Canada "a lot of money". And I say, 'Push him around?
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. "I own that. That was my mistake, my words".
"Very dishonest and weak", he said.
The apology could ease tensions after Canada's parliament condemned the personal attack on Trudeau and as Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland gets ready to meet with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday in Washington.
"Canada does have a very big advantage over us".
Other G-7 countries lobbied unsuccessfully at the summit for the United States to reverse its tariffs on imported steel and aluminium imports.
"Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" the president tweeted.
DUP to back Theresa May over Brexit amendments
The Government is against the plan, believing it sends the wrong message to Brussels regarding the UK's negotiating goals. However, they face a revolt by pro-EU Tory MPs determined to retain as numerous changes as possible in the legislation.
One hot party: First Boring Co. flamethrowers get picked up
Musk replied to him: "We don't think our product will be the cause of any wildfires, but The Boring Company is donating $10k". This suggestion probably should have a "Kids, do not try this at home" caution, because you know that's what people will do.
ICC overturns ex-Congo VP Bemba's war crime convictions
Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert, Presiding Judge in this appeal, read a summary of the Judgment during a public hearing. Van den Wyngaert said it was up to the trial chamber to decide whether to release Bemba from his 18-year sentence .