Canada’s Voice – Donald Trump’s trade adviser has apologized for saying Canada’s prime minister deserved a “special place in hell.”
Peter Navarro made the mea culpa for his stunning tirade after the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Que. over the weekend. Trump and his inner circle were irked by Justin Trudeau’s comments to media that Canada would not be “pushed around” by the U.S. and will respond in kind to tariffs slapped on steel and aluminum on the “insulting” grounds of national security.
“There is a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump, and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Navarro told Fox News Sunday.
On Tuesday, Navarro told a conference hosted by the Wall Street Journal that he went too far while trying to project a message of strength.
Peter Navarro, speaking at WSJ CFO Network just now, apologizes for “special place in hell” remark directed at Canada’s Trudeau: “Let me correct a mistake I made…In conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate.” #WSJCFO
“In conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message. I own that, that was my mistake, my words,” he said, according to the Journal and Bloomberg.
Trump’s chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, similarly took the airwaves over the weekend to call Trudeau’s remarks after the summit a “betrayal” of the president.
“We get on the plane and then this guy Trudeau starts blasting us,” Kudlow told CNN.
Source – Ryan Maloney