Trump adviser apologizes for "inappropriate" comments targeting Trudeau

Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'

Speaking during a press conference following his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, Trump suggested Trudeau's remarks during the G7, in which he claimed that Canada "will not be pushed around" by the United States, has soured the relationship between the pair.

"Let me correct a mistake I made", Mr Navarro said at a Wall Street Journal conference.

Donald Trump's trade adviser is apologizing for saying there's a "special place in hell" for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because of his "bad-faith diplomacy" during the G7 summit in Quebec.

The backstabbing charge seems over the top, but the White House's contention is that Trudeau ought to have capped the G-7 summit by talking about Trump and the U.S.

Subsequently, Trump said he had instructed his representatives not to endorse a joint communique put out by the Group of Seven leaders after what he called Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference. "And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did at that stunt press conference".

Smith further said Trump's latest attitude towards Trudeau isn't a new thing and he has "been kicking allies in the teeth his whole presidency".

Trudeau had simply reiterated Canada's stated plan of imposing retaliatory dollar-for-dollar tariffs in response to the new American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Trump - by then in the air, bound for Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - vented on Twitter.

"He followed up by asking why the U.S. should "allow countries to continue to make "massive trade surpluses", asserting that it is "not fair to the people of America" and that the USA is suffering under a "$800 billion trade deficit".

Trudeau also said he would stand up for Canadians. "The Canadians will regret this action by their prime minister", Gorka said.

Two Trump advisers have used television interviews to attack Trudeau following the summit.

That official and others said USA governors, state officials and lawmakers have a strong appreciation of the benefits of trade with Canada.

"The notion that Canadian steel and aluminum could pose a national security threat to the United States - I think Americans understand it is simply not the case".

Navarro's willingness to walk back his outburst marked a departure from the Trump administration's never-say-you're-sorry approach to political crises.

Dias is suggesting the federal government start looking at measures that stymie the flow of electricity, oil and other natural resources that go to the US.

"We've got to look at what supports are available to ensure that if their jobs, their livelihoods are compromised, what can the government do to support these folks".



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