Trump adviser apologizes for comments about Trudeau

White House aide apologises over 'special place in hell' comment

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.

After the G-7 summit, Trudeau hosted a news conference where he said that the Canadian government "did not take" the USA tariffs against Canada lightly.

Trump later accused Trudeau of making "false statements" and tweeted that the Canadian leader was "very dishonest & weak" during negotiations.

Navarro said Sunday that his sentiment came "right from Air Force One".

"I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message", Navarro said in an interview at the Wall Street Journal's CFO Network.

Trump had made similar remarks late Saturday, accusing the Canadian leader of acting "meek and mild" during talks, before ther press conference.

Among the many topics the president addressed with reporters afterward was his recent Twitter campaign against Trudeau, whom he has called "dishonest" and "weak".

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.

White House aide apologises over 'special place in hell' comment

Opposition Leader James Aylward also expressed his support for Trudeau implementing retaliatory trade tariffs on US goods.

Trump spoke just days ahead of a deadline he set last month about his administration's imposition of a 25 per cent punitive tariff on US$50 billion worth of annual imports from China, part of an effort to force Beijing to lower restrictions on United States companies and exporters to the country's markets. It showed a seemingly glowering German Chancellor Angela Merkel and several other leaders appearing to confront a seated Mr Trump. I really did, other than he had a news conference, that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching.

Trudeau addressed the media on June 9 stating his intention to impose retaliatory measures on the U.S. from 1 July, as a necessary means to safeguard Canadian interests.

"If you make a mistake, you should it admit it, learn from it, don't repeat it", Navarro said.

"The Section 232 action - which is, let me remind people, a national security consideration - is frankly absurd", the minister said.

Hayden went on to slam Trump's treatment of Canada as humiliating for the United States. He then added a 10% tariff on aluminum imported from those parts of the world.

You know, the same countries he called "very hard".

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