Peter Navarro's apology to Justin Trudeau for 'hell' remark

Evarado Alatorre
Junio 13, 2018

Trump responded to Trudeau in posts on Twitter Saturday, accusing the prime minister of making "false statements" and calling him "very dishonest" and "weak".

On Sunday, Navarro, who is Trump's most hawkish trade adviser, assailed Trudeau for engaging in "bad faith diplomacy" in the wake of the G-7 meeting. "And I think what people need to do at this moment is take a step back", Hassett said.

At that post-G7 press conference on Saturday, Trudeau had called USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and said he would proceed with retaliatory tariffs that he'd already announced.

In this photo made available by the German Federal Government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump, seated at right, during the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

In return, Trump accused Trudeau of being "weak and dishonest" and instructed USA representatives not to endorse the G7 joint communique.

Trump followed through on his tweet by pulling us support for a G-7 communique.

Trump also last week falsely accused Canada of burning down the White House during the War of 1812.

Tweeting from Singapore where he's scheduled to hold a nuclear summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump wrote: "Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore".

"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada", Trump said during a lengthy press conference in Singapore on Tuesday.

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The foreign affairs minister spoke to reporters in Ottawa and offered a markedly different tone from the attacks lobbed at Canada, one of the United States' closest allies, this weekend by President Trump and other members of his administration. The U.S.at the end of May imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports against Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

G-7 leaders jumped to the defense of Trudeau and reiterated their support for their joint statement.

Canada is the U.S.'s largest trading partner, and the USA economy would struggle to make up for Canada's absence, Heyman noted.

Importantly, it was Mr. Trump who delivered a barn-burner news conference, hours before Mr. Trudeau's.

Navarro had told Fox News on Sunday that there was a "special place in hell" for the Canadian prime minister that "engages in bad-faith diplomacy" with U.S. President Donald Trump.

"Justin probably didn't know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions, and I see the television", Trump said.

In reality, the United States has a small surplus with Canada when goods and services are considered - $341.2 billion to Canada's $325.9 billion, according to 2016 statistics from the US trade representative.

Heyman waged a campaign on Twitter to persuade Navarro to apologize by saying he was contacting USA politicians about his remarks.

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