Peter Navarro Apologizes for 'Special Place in Hell' Comment - Cortney O'Brien

Elias Hubbard
June 13, 2018

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"In conveying that message, I used language that was inappropriate", Navarro said at a Wall Street Journal event.

"I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message", he said.

Asked if he were apologizing to Trudeau, he responded, "Yeah, absolutely".

During an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Navarro lashed out at Trudeau after he argued that Trump is making a mistake by placing tariffs on Canadian steel.

"It's uncalled for. Just absolutely uncalled for", Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Calgary.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement said, which came despite Washington appearing intent on taking more punitive steps on trade.

At a news conference after his meeting with Kim, the president said the Canadian leader must not have realized that Trump had televisions on Air Force One, allowing him to monitor Trudeau's news conference at the end of the G-7 summit.

Earlier this week Mr Trump also called Mr Trudeau "very dishonest and weak".

In Singapore on Tuesday, Trump was firmly unapologetic.

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.

"We have a big trade deficit with Canada".

Bilous said the trade tussle brings home to many the need for Canada and Alberta to increase trade with other markets, especially in Asia. "I was riding where, oh, it's actually a surplus". "They don't take our farm products", Trump complained at the news conference Tuesday.

Trump himself attacked Trudeau on Twitter as "dishonest & weak" before backing out of a joint G7 statement, while top economic aide Larry Kudlow said Trudeau had "stabbed us in the back". "He learned. You can't do that".

"What I will tell you is that we have benefited tremendously from free trade as a state. I've had a good relationship with Justin".

The motion calls on the House to recognize the importance of Canada's "long-standing, mutually beneficial trading relationship" with the USA, "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.

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