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

Peter Navarro sorry for saying there's a'special place in hell for Trudeau

Peter Navarro sorry for saying there's a'special place in hell for Trudeau

Trump agreed with the language in the communique from the summit in Canada Friday and Saturday, but took offense at criticism of USA tariffs by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at his news conference after Trump left early.

"The next morning, on Fox News, my job - my mission - was to send a very strong signal of strength".

Navarro said at a Wall Street Journal event that the heated comments he made Sunday were "inappropriate" and a "mistake", according to several news outlets. "I own that, that was my mistake, my words", he said at a Journal conference.

Trudeau said that if Trump insisted on slapping steep tariffs on imported Canadian steel and aluminum, Canada would respond with retaliatory tariffs on USA imports.

Still, the potential USA fallout could make the tariffs a hard sell to Trump's manufacturing base, said Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, which represents Canadian autoworkers at GM, Ford and FCA.

Kudlow suggested Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".

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Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

The Canadian tariffs target $264 million in Minnesota products headed to Canada, adding $35 million to the cost of exports.

Mr Trump also said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry, throwing the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray.

Navarro said on Fox that his words came "straight from Air Force One".

Peter Navarro says his job was to send a "signal of strength" after Trudeau's post-G7 news conference sent the US president into a fit of pique that threw the summit into disarray.

Similarly, former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, also a member of the NAFTA advisory group, said Trudeau is doing the right thing.

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Trump on Saturday skipped out early on the G-7 meeting after rejecting the summit's statement of shared values.

"I see the television and he's giving a news conference about how he "will not be pushed around" by the United States".

He said there's still hope that stalled negotiations for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement can be revived, provided Canada stays calm and measured in response to Trump's rants. But the president broadsided his allies after leaving the meeting by disavowing a joint statement the US had agreed to, criticizing Trudeau and vowing tariffs on automobiles.

White House aide Peter Navarro listens from the Rose Garden during a news conference last week.

Quencez said the so-called "G-6" minus the Americans could continue to work on issues such as trade, climate, and preserving the Iran nuclear accord.

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