Trump's trade adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has 'special place in hell'

Pauline Gross
June 13, 2018

Closer home, Indian Twitter users spotted an opportunity to make the photo more relatable by editing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Trump's place, asking when they would receive the Rs 15 lakhs Bharatiya Janata Party leaders promised each Indian would receive if they were voted into power in 2014.

"I'm not sure what activity he's asking me to undertake with either", May said amid laughter. "The problem is that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate".

The US president also expressed "excitement" over his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which will take place in less than 24 hours on Tuesday morning at the Capella Hotel in Sentosa.

Trump accused Trudeau of making "false statements", and tweeted that the Canadian leader was "very dishonest & weak" during negotiations.

In a display of calculated aggression, Kudlow thumped the table as he told CNN's State of the Union Trudeau had "stabbed us in the back" and instigated "a betrayal".

Trudeau said he had reiterated to Trump, who left the G-7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.

"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada; he learned", Trump said wagging his finger.

"On (Trump's) comments, I'm going to stay focused on defending jobs for Canadians and supporting Canadian interests".

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

"Let me correct a mistake I made", Mr Navarro said at a Wall Street Journal conference.

Navarro said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit". Trudeau spoke in mostly favorable terms about Trump but said that Canadians "will not be pushed around" and added that the Trump administration's national security justification for imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Canada is "kind of insulting".

Navarro's willingness to walk back his outburst marked a departure from the Trump administration's never-say-you're-sorry approach to political crises.

"From day one, we have said that we expected moments of drama and that we would keep calm and carry on throughout those moments", Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday in Ottawa.

After a pre-summit meeting of G-7 finance ministers, in which Washington was rebuked by the other six members on June 2, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that despite sharp disagreements on trade, the other countries remain "our most important allies". That number shifts to a $17.5 billion trade deficit when services are excluded.

Trudeau has declined to directly respond to Trump's criticism of him. Trump and Navarro in ratcheting up tensions with Canada since the tariffs were announced at the end of May.

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