WH adviser Navarro apologizes for 'special place in hell' slam at Trudeau

Lester Mason
June 13, 2018

The insults stemmed from a closing G7 press conference on Saturday in which Trudeau called U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and pledged to proceed with previously announced retaliatory tariffs.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Sunday that "Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries".

Peter Navarro is President Donald Trump's National Trade Council adviser.

Not all US officials have joined Messrs.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement said, which came despite Washington appearing intent on taking more punitive steps on trade.

"We have to stand up for our principles, our values in Europe, potentially with Canada or Japan", Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview Sunday on ARD public TV.

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

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


"I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau, I really did", Trump said.

Trump issued a statement on Tuesday in which he promised Trudeau's statements would end up costing Canada "a lot of money".

"I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said. We have a very big trade deficit with Canada.

The relationship between the USA and its allies was already off-balance after Mr. Trump just a week before the summit imposed 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum from the European Union and Canada. Dems lack heir apparent this time MORE and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking: "Trudeau or Trump?"

Former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore, a member of the government's advisory group on NAFTA, hailed Trudeau's approach, refusing to react to "the noise, the bluster, the Twitter, the emotional outbursts".

Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw the United States from NAFTA and negotiate bilateral deals with Canada and Mexico.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh urged the federal government to get serious about drafting a rescue plan for steel and aluminum workers, who are going to feel the brunt of the initial impact of the dispute - and soon. "We must put the American worker first!"

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