Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Mr Navarro said: "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J Trump". "I own that. That was my mistake, my words". But he also said that critical comments from Justin Trudeau would cost Canada "a lot of money".
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday apologized for making inappropriate comments attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"My job was to send a signal of strength", he said Tuesday at a Wall Street Journal CFO Network conference in Washington.
Navarro condemned Trudeau following the Canadian leader's news conference after his summit meeting with Trump and other world leaders from the Group of Seven.
The insults stemmed from a closing G7 press conference on Saturday in which Trudeau called USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and pledged to proceed with previously announced retaliatory tariffs. "Canadian relations to have this kind of rhetoric out there", said Klein, who will soon turn 80.
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. While the apology could help ease tensions, analysts said Navarro's outburst had made it harder for the parties to reach an agreement on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement among the U.S., Mexico and Canada. "And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt news conference".
A debate in the U.K. House of Commons was briefly interrupted with rollicking laughter Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May was asked: "Trudeau or Trump?"
The United States imposed new tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum less than two weeks ago on a "national security" basis.
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 in fact the picture with Angela Merkel, who I get along with very well, where I'm sitting there like this. we're waiting for the document because I wanted to see the final document as changed". According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the US had an $8.4 billion trade surplus with Canada, but a $17.5 billion trade deficit if services were excluded.
In New Hampshire, which counts Quebec as its largest trading partner and where almost a quarter of the population has French-Canadian roots, Tousignant doesn't believe a few undiplomatic words will do much to sour relations between "cousins".
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. The Trudeau government has announced it will impose dollar-for-dollar, retaliatory tariffs on metals and a range of other US products, starting July 1.
"Sometimes when we think about tariffs, when we think about a trade war, we lose sight of the real impact, and that's on workers", Singh told a news conference on Parliament Hill.
"We've got to look at what supports are available to ensure that if their jobs, their livelihoods are compromised, what can the government do to support these folks".