Trump's trade adviser apologises for comments on Trudeau

Trump: Trudeau criticism will cost Canada `a lot of money´

"In conveying that message, I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message", Navarro said at an event sponsored by The Wall Street Journal. "I own that, that was my mistake, those were my words".

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday", Navarro said: "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump".

Trump said he watched Trudeau's news conference on Air Force One on his way to Singapore and was upset because he thought he and Trudeau had had a positive meeting at the G7 summit.

In a post-signing news conference and in an interview with ABC News, the president recounted how miffed he was to hear Trudeau's G7 wrap-up news conference, where the prime minister reiterated Canada's intention to impose counter-tariffs on US goods in retaliation for Trump's imposition of crippling tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

Many social media users echoed that sentiment Monday, when the hashtag #ThanksCanada was trending on Twitter, celebrating Canadian contributions while pushing back against Trump's comments.

"Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!"

As Business Insider's Michelle Mark reported, the summit ended in disarray: Late Saturday, US President Donald Trump tweeted that the US would not endorse the joint statement from the summit.

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However, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative has said the United States ran an $8.4 billion trade surplus with Canada in 2017.

A spokeswoman for Mr Trudeau, Eleanore Catenaro, declined to comment on Mr Navarro's acknowledgement of a mistake.

Trump says Trudeau "probably didn't know that Air Force 1 has about 20 televisions". And I say, push him around?

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. "It was very friendly". "(Trudeau) learned. You can't do that.

"I think the first-hand interaction is likely to be a stronger factor than anything the president says", he said.

Another thing buoying Trudeau has been the near-universal Canadian response to Trump's comments. He's railed many times in recent days against Canadian import duties of 270 percent on dairy.

Freeland said Canada's approach to the trade talks remains unchanged: to work for a win-win-win compromise while being "absolutely resolute in defence of the national interest". The Trudeau government has announced it will impose dollar-for-dollar, retaliatory tariffs on metals and a range of other US products by July 1.

"If it goes on for a while - and it would have to go on for a while - people might change their views, but I don't think this one incident is likely to have that effect".

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