Trump adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has ‘special place in hell’


After the G-7 summit, Trudeau hosted a news conference where he said that the Canadian government "did not take" the US tariffs against Canada lightly.

On the eve of Mr. Trump's meeting with Mr. Kim, one of the president's top trade advisers, Peter Navarro, said there was "a special place in hell" for leaders like Mr. Trudeau, accusing him of engaging in "bad-faith diplomacy" with Mr. Trump.

"Let me correct a mistake I made", Mr Navarro said at a Wall Street Journal conference.

Mr Navarro reportedly said on Tuesday his remarks were a mistake and his language was inappropriate.

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.

The criticism was echoed by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who joined Trump at the G7 meetings.

Navarro's original statement, on "Fox News Sunday", followed a pair of tweets in which Trump raged about comments Trudeau made at a news conference after a summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations.

"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade any more".

The motion, which Reuters noted was introduced by the opposition New Democrats, "rejects disparaging ad hominem statements by the U.S. Administration which do a disservice to bilateral relations and will fail to resolve this trade dispute".

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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".

On Tuesday, Mr Trump kept up the attack on Mr Trudeau.

"I'm not sure what activity he's asking me to undertake with either", May said amid laughter.

Mr Kudlow later suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday, but was in good condition.

Trump quickly fired back on Twitter, calling Trudeau's comments "very dishonest and weak". "That's going to cost him a lot of money".

"If Kim Jong Un reverses his commitments. then what the president said about Justin Trudeau will be repeated 10-fold about Kim Jong Un", Cotton told the Hugh Hewitt syndicated radio talk show.

Heyman said Trump's tweets and protectionist about-face could and force Canada to look for trade partners beyond the US, noting Canada's trade frameworks with Europe and Asia. We just shook hands. The Trudeau government has announced it will impose dollar-for-dollar, retaliatory tariffs on metals and a range of other US products, starting July 1.

Canada has announced retaliatory tariffs on $16.6-billion worth of US goods, from steel and aluminum to orange juice, pickles and bourbon. "We look forward to looking at the details of the agreement".