Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM

Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM

Mr Trump called him "very dishonest and weak" in a tweet after Mr Trudeau repeated criticisms of USA tariffs on imported steel and aluminium and Mr Trump's trade policies in a news conference following the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologized, sort of, to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, two days after saying there is a "special place in hell" for the leader of the United States' neighbor.

But on Tuesday, Mr. Navarro appeared apologetic during a Wall Street Journal conference, according to several news reports.

"That's unconscionable", Heyman said."Anybody who represents the United States of America from the White House using that kind of language with any world leader of any type, I think is uncalled for".

President Donald Trump is continuing to throw a tantrum over Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comments following the G-7 meeting.

In response, Navarro said in an interview Sunday that "there's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door". "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did", said Navarro, referring to the joint press conference that is routinely held at the end of the annual events.

Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suggested that Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before the summit with Kim.

"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada; he learned", Mr Trump said wagging his finger.


Mr Trump revoked his administration's support for the G-7 communique after Mr Trudeau's news conference.

Mr Kudlow said the President won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around ..."

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

"We are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries", Trump told a news conference on Tuesday.

"I know at times it all just seems to just churn here, but in fact, steady as we go", Mattis said. The Trudeau government has announced it will impose dollar-for-dollar, retaliatory tariffs on metals and a range of other US products by July 1. We have a big trade deficit with Canada.

The motion calls on the House to recognize the importance of Canada's "long-standing, mutually beneficial trading relationship" with the US, "strongly oppose" the "illegitimate tariffs" imposed on steel and aluminum, stand "in solidarity" with the Trudeau government's decision to impose retaliatory tariffs and remain united in support of the supply management system of regulating Canada's dairy and poultry industry.

Canadian officials have stressed the two countries' extensive trading relationship and pointed out that Canada is the top export destination for 35 USA states and that 9 million jobs in the United States depend on trade with its northern neighbour.

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