WH adviser Navarro apologizes for 'special place in hell' slam at Trudeau


After Mr Trump left a tense G7 summit early, Mr Trudeau said he would answer United States tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminium with retaliatory tariffs against U.S. products next month.

"My mission was to send a strong signal of strength".

"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". "And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt news conference".

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.

The next morning, Navarro and chief economics adviser Larry Kudlow were deployed to the Sunday talk shows.

The move has been roundly criticised by Canada and the European Union, leading to heightened tensions at last week's summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies - just before Mr Trump left for Singapore and a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. But he also said that critical comments from Justin Trudeau would cost Canada "a lot of money". Mr. Navarro made it clear the comments referred to Mr. Trudeau. "Canada. Maybe we need a northern wall", he said. "I own that, that was my mistake, my words", the trade adviser said.

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White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro stands along the Rose Garden colonnade as he listens to a news conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on June 7, 2018 in Washington.

"I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said. "He learned. You can't do that".

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".

"I thought he should have kept his big mouth shut, because I don't think that helps us in foreign policy". 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.

The Trump administration is proceeding with plans to impose tariffs on at least $50 billion of Chinese goods over accusations of intellectual property theft.