Navarro Sorry He Said Trudeau Should Go to Hell

'I used language that was inappropriate,' says Trump trade adviser
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2018 12:00 PM CDT
In this March 31 file photo, National Trade Council adviser Peter Navarro is seen at the White House.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – White House trade adviser Peter Navarro got a little heated on Fox News Sunday while discussing Justin Trudeau, and he's now apologized. After a rocky G-7 summit, the Canadian prime minister said his country would enact retaliatory tariffs against the US. Navarro's response: "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door. That was one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history." On Tuesday, Navarro backtracked, per Bloomberg: "My job was to send a signal of strength. The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate. I own that, that was my mistake, those were my words." Trudeau has not addressed Navarro's remarks, per the Hill. (Read more Peter Navarro stories.)

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