White House trade adviser apologizes for inappropriate comments on Canadian PM

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At a press conference on Tuesday, Trump said Trudeau's comments at a press conference after the G7 summit in Canada would "cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". "I own that, that was my mistake, my words", he said at a Journal conference.

Speaking at a conference in Washington on Tuesday, Navarro said his "job" in appearing on Fox News Sunday in the chaotic aftermath of the G7 summit in Quebec had been "to send a signal of strength". "I mean the problem is that we're dealing with a schoolyard bully and his henchmen", he said. "But you know, Trump threatened tariffs on steel and aluminum, and everybody said, 'Oh, well, you know he's not going to hit Canada, we're not a security threat.' And lo and behold, look what happened".

Trump advisers also took up the attack in appearances on Sunday's news shows, leveling more withering and unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time. No, I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau.

He had said there was a "special place in hell" for Mr Trudeau for going against US President Donald Trump. -Canada border. Trudeau told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests".

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After (apparently) watching a Trudeau press conference on Air Force One, Trump took to Twitter to attack the Canadian Prime Minister. Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, tweeted "there is a special place in heaven" for Mr. Trudeau.

"I left the [G7] meeting and I'll be honest, we are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries, very, very seriously", Trump said.

"Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around", he had said.

Now that the Singapore summit has concluded, perhaps the White House will walk back most of the venom aimed at Trudeau.

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- Dan O'Donoghue (@MrDanDonoghue) June 11, 2018The moment of levity comes amid increased trade tensions between the US and Canada.

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On Monday, MPs in the House of Commons approved a motion denouncing Trump's name-calling tirade and endorsing Trudeau's decision to stand his ground against US tariffs and tweeted presidential threats.

Trump, who has since threatened to impose tariffs on Canada, added: "He learned". Mulroney, who negotiated the original Canada-US free trade agreement and the original NAFTA, has been serving as a trade advisor to the current PM. iPolitics' Charlie Pinkerton caught up with him.

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