Published: Wed, June 13, 2018

Lindsey Graham on Trump, Kim Jong Un summit and Canada, Trudeau fight

Lindsey Graham on Trump, Kim Jong Un summit and Canada, Trudeau fight

"I used language that was inappropriate", Navarro was quoted as saying at a Washington event organized by The Wall Street Journal. "I mean the problem is that we're dealing with a schoolyard bully and his henchmen", he said.

Asked if he was apologising for the comments, Navarro said: "Yeah, absolutely".

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) and U.S. President Donald Trump participate in the working session at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix town of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.

Bitter differences over trade dominated the summit Trudeau hosted over the weekend, with leaders of the world's largest economies lining up against Trump's threats to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

"He's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States. That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did", Navarro said on the "Fox News Sunday" program.

"From day one, we have said that we expected moments of drama and that we would keep calm and carry on throughout this drama", she said.

The G7 summit came after the Trump administration chose to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union (EU), Canada and Mexico, which had drawn strong opposition from the domestic business community and USA major trading partners.

A spokeswoman for Mr Trudeau, Eleanore Catenaro, declined to comment on Mr Navarro's acknowledgement of a mistake. And I say, 'Push him around?


"It's very unfair to our farmers, and it's very unfair to the people of our country", Trump said Tuesday in Singapore.

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he 'will not be pushed around, ' " Trump tweeted on Saturday.

Before the apology, some US lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the strong language the White House and Trump have used toward Canada in contrast to the praise he gave North Korea at Tuesday's summit in Singapore.

"We finished the (G7) meeting and really everybody was happy".

"I think the first-hand interaction is likely to be a stronger factor than anything the president says", he said. "(Trudeau) learned. You can't do that. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

After Trudeau's news conference, Trump pulled the US out of the G-7's official statement of common values and accused the prime minister, who hosted the G-7 conference, of making "false statements" while also blasting him as "very dishonest and weak". 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.

"From the beginning we have said that our approach would be to work for the best possible outcome but to always be prepared for the worst, to have backup plans", she said.

"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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