White House aide apologizes for 'special place in hell' comment

Trump Adviser Apologizes For Saying Trudeau 'Deserved Special Place In Hell'

"Using that type of language is not professional, it's not called for, and I tell you, I was deeply disappointed to see this lack of professionalism on his part".

President Trump's hardline trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday backed off from his over-the-top attack on Justin Trudeau, in which he said there was "a special place in hell" for the Canadian PM for daring to criticize the president's policies.

Navarro later apologized for the comments, telling a news conference in Washington on Tuesday: "My job is to send a signal of strength".

The House of Commons passed a unanimous motion Monday backing Trudeau's stand against the US and it castigated Trump for his attacks on the prime minister and Canada.

Unbowed, Trump tweeted anew Monday morning from Singapore, repeating his criticism of US trade policies with Canada - he also took aim at Germany - in a multitweet rant that went beyond 200 words all told.

Trump's surrogates piled on over the weekend, with White House trade adviser Peter Navarro telling Fox News that "there's a special place in hell" for Trudeau - comments he later walked back.

Trump was by then on his way to his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, having left the G7 early and after a press conference of his own in which he complained about trade.

"I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message", he said. "And I think what people need to do at this moment is take a step back", Hassett said. He then asserted multiple times to the room full of reporters that he has a "good relationship" with Trudeau.

Trudeau addressed the media on June 9 stating his intention to impose retaliatory measures on the U.S. from 1 July, as a necessary means to safeguard Canadian interests.

Angela Merkel speaks with Donald Trump at the G7 meeting
Angela Merkel speaks with Donald Trump at the G7 meeting

"I actually like Justin, you know, I think he's good, I like him, but he shouldn't have done that", Trump said.

Scaramucci said that while the attacks against Trudeau looked personal, they were not meant that way.

Canadian officials have stressed the two countries' extensive trading relationship and pointed out that Canada is the top export destination for 35 US states and that 9 million jobs in the United States depend on trade with its northern neighbor.

But after viewing the press conference on television Saturday, it set Trump off on a tweet storm, accusing Trudeau of dishonesty and calling him "weak".

Trump initially called Trudeau's comments a "dishonest" act.

Trump also continued to denounce Canada's system of supply management to protect the domestic dairy, egg and poultry industry, which levels tariffs of up to 300 per cent on American imports of those products.

And he confirmed that Canada would press ahead with dollar-for-dollar retaliatory tariffs on July 1 as previously announced.

Trump, who has since threatened to impose tariffs on Canada, added: "He learned". "Look, countries can not continue to take advantage of us on trade".

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