Trump has used the same language this year.
Mnuchin's support of legislation restricting Chinese investments that imperil the United States' national security is among his highest priorities, a Treasury spokesman said on Tuesday.
"The U.S. has an increased economic value of more than 7 Trillion Dollars since the Election".
In its announcement, the Mexican government said "it is necessary and urgent to impose measures equivalent to the measures implemented by" USA to protect Mexican industries. That left a U.S. deficit of more than US$375 billion. "Because we didn't deal with our enemies, we dealt with our friends, and we dealt incompetently", he said.
At least part of Mr. Trump's ire toward Canada appears to come from dashed expectations, observers said.
"There are no long-term allies in business, just temporary business transactions that must be won until something different is needed", said Conley, now director of the Europe program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow gives a press briefing about upcoming G7 in the White House in Washington, U.S., June 6, 2018.
Further complicating the USA relationship with Canada is the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, with both leaders saying they are willing to walk away from the pact if talks fail to produce a revised agreement to their liking.
"It is a very different world view from previous USA leaders in the post-World War II era". "And they want to blame him for using tariffs". USA stocks were trading higher on Wednesday. His national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, quickly announced that the US would keep its promise to pay. "Instead, it was created to gain both economic justice and political leverage, targeting key congressional districts and Trump supporters".
There also is concern inside the administration about what may happen once Trump arrives in Canada.
Canada and Mexico already have retaliated against a range of USA exports that include pork, bourbon and steel, and the European Union has promised to do so as well, raising the specter of a tit-for-tat escalation of protectionist measures.
Approval of US leadership has plummeted under Trump in nearly every allied country except for Israel, according to Pew Research global polling.
Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, said this marked the lowest point in decades in Canada-U.S. relations, describing the two countries as allies that have "fought and died alongside each other" since World War I. With tariffs raising the price by 20 percent, Mexican consumers may purchase less of it, meaning the country may end up buying a smaller quantity of USA pork products. Trump's campaign is under investigation over its relationships with Putin's government, which is widely thought to have intervened in the 2016 USA election on Trump's behalf. "Do you really believe that Canada, that your North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, represent a national security threat to you?" "If President Trump actually referenced the War of 1812, that is frankly absurd". It is broken and President Trump is trying to fix it. "The bumper-sticker line to US allies: No more Uncle Sugar".
"There may be disagreements, I regard this as much like a family quarrel".