Trump's trade adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has 'special place in hell'

Evarado Alatorre
Junio 13, 2018

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he 'will not be pushed around, '" Trump fumed on Twitter.

At an event hosted by the Journal, Navarro said he had made a mistake, according to the newspaper. "And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did at that stunt press 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.

In a statement Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said: "I want to pay a particular tribute to Prime Minister Trudeau for his leadership and skillful chairing".

"We finished the meeting, really, everybody was happy, and I agreed to sign something", Trump told reporters at a news conference following his summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

Alberta's economic development minister says Canada has to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump's trade threats.

Trudeau has yet to comment on the Trump administration's criticism. "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

On Trump's handling of trade - where the populist president has taken major steps to enact his economic nationalist agenda - almost 80 percent of Republican voters said they approve of trade actions thus far.

Angela Merkel speaks with Donald Trump at the G7 meeting
Angela Merkel speaks with Donald Trump at the G7 meeting

The Canadian leader did not directly respond to Navarro's comments, but Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland called the remarks not "particularly appropriate or useful" later Sunday.

"Very dishonest and weak", he said.

"What I will tell you is that we have benefited tremendously from free trade as a state". -Canada relationship in nothing but positive terms.

"I actually like Justin", Trump said.

Canada has announced retaliatory tariffs on $16.6-billion worth of US goods, from steel and aluminum to orange juice, pickles and bourbon.

Trump has consistently railed against what he claims are unfair trade practices by some of America's biggest trade partners, including Canada - in particular Canada's supply management system, which levels tariffs of up to 300 per cent on imported dairy products.

Addressing the feud between his administration and Canada, Trump said at a news conference Tuesday in Singapore that Trudeau had "learned" his lesson.

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