>> After saying there was a special place in hell for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro is now apologizing. On Sunday, Navarro blasted Trudeau after he said he would retaliate in response to Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs as he wrapped up hosting the G7 talks in Quebec.
Appearing on Fox News, Navarro said quote, there is a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J Trump. But at a Wall Street Journal event Tuesday, Navarro, one of Trump's loudest nationalist voices on trade said quote, let me correct a mistake I made last Sunday.
My mission was to send a very strong signal of strength. This was particularly important on the eve of a far more important summit, Korea. The problem is that in conveying that message, I used language that was inappropriate.>> Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around.
>> White House correspondent, Jim Oliphant.>> The White House went after Trudeau with full force. And certainly in Canada, this only helps someone like Justin Trudeau, showing that he's willing to take on the United States, take on someone like Donald Trump.>> On his way to Singapore, Trump called him quote, very dishonest and weak, and he pulled the US from a communique signed by G7 allies, dashing efforts at unity.
>> The president seems determined to make the public case that Canada's being unreasonable in these ongoing trade discussions in terms of revising NAFTA, or perhaps even striking a new trade deal with the country. Trump insists that there's a trade deficit with Canada, that Canada's being unreasonable with the importation of dairy products.
And he's basically trying to win his case in the court of public opinions.>> When asked about Trump's comment's, Trudeau on Tuesday avoided re-opening the battle.>> I'm gonna stay focused on defending jobs for Canadians and supporting Canadian interests.>> What about the dairy farmers?