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

Blanche Robertson
June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON-A senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump has apologized for saying there is a "special place in hell" for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"My mission was to send a strong signal of strength", Navarro said at the event, the Journal reported.

"The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate", he said.

Of the 3.4 million lost in that time period, about 2.6 million were lost in the crippled manufacturing industry, making up about three-fourths of the loss of jobs from the U.S.

His apology comes amid a war of words between Trump and Trudeau after the G7 summit in Canada.

Mr Trump's comments were in response to a reporter's question about the status of his relationship with Mr Trudeau.

Navarro, for his part, suggested that he was following orders - but made a poor choice of words in doing so.

"I'm not sure what activity he's asking me to undertake with either", May said amid laughter.

The communique - which had appeared to have papered over the cracks that surfaced at the summit - said the leaders of the US, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism.

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On Saturday Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak" in a tweet after Trudeau repeated criticisms of United States tariffs on imported steel and aluminium and Trump's trade policies in a news conference following the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec.

"When I got on to the plane, I think that Justin probably didn't know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions", Trump said, referring to statements that Trudeau made in a news conference shortly after the G-7 summit ended. "They don't take our farm products", Trump complained at the news conference Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Trump said: "We have a big trade deficit with's close to US$100 billion a year deal loss".

"We finished the (G7) meeting and really everybody was happy". "Look, countries can not continue to take advantage of us on trade".

"I left the [G7] meeting and I'll be honest, we are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries, very, very seriously", Trump said.

Trump followed through on his tweet by pulling US support for a G-7 communique. "And it won't even be tough".

US President Donald Trump (right) talking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) and surrounded by other world leaders during a meeting of the G7 Summit in Canada.

Navarro's comments came the day after Trudeau vowed not to be "pushed around" by the response to Trump's decision to impose stiff tariffs on Canada.

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