Published: Thu, June 14, 2018

Peter Navarro's apology to Justin Trudeau for 'hell' remark

Peter Navarro's apology to Justin Trudeau for 'hell' remark

"Somebody told me the other day that a few months ago [Canada] raised [tariffs] to 295% for dairy products", Trump said at a press conference on Tuesday. "The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate".

Heyman waged a campaign on Twitter to persuade Navarro to apologize by saying he was contacting US politicians about his remarks. He learned. You can't do that.

After enduring months of withering fire from Donald Trump's bombastic Twitter feed, Canada's dairy industry waded into the fray on Monday by accusing the US president of wanting to put Canadian farmers out of business.

Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump's hardline trade adviser, walked back inflammatory comments about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday at a conference in Washington, DC.

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

On Tuesday Trump reiterated his belief that the United States is "being taken advantage of by virtually every one" of the countries in the G7.

Yet even as it did so, some in this country were calling for major reforms to the very system of protections for Canada's dairy, egg and chicken farmers that first ignited - and has continued to sustain - Trump's anger: supply management.

"I don't think anybody knows what that's going to be at this particular juncture, particularly with all the hot air going back and forth across the border", Carr said.


Trilateral talks to renegotiate a new NAFTA deal have been drawn-out and contentious and the United States tariff announcement last month further complicated the process and placed additional pressure on the peso.

Trudeau addressed the media on June 9 stating his intention to impose retaliatory measures on the USA from 1 July, as a necessary means to safeguard Canadian interests. We just shook hands. "It was very friendly", Trump said.

Corker said there wasn't any question that Trump has damaged relations with Canada, but he hoped cooler heads would prevail. He learned. You can't do that.

On Sunday morning Navarro and Trump's director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, piled on the criticisms. USA economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Trudeau "kind of stabbed us in the back" with his comments.

He complained the United States had been taken advantage of for "decades and decades" and said: "We can't do that any more". Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who is retiring at the end of his current term, has been a vocal advocate for clamping down on the president's power.

Warner said in an interview on the Politico Money podcast released Wednesday that Trump's defiant performance at the G-7 gathering in Canada highlighted a wedge that the president has driven between the USA and some of its closest allies.

US President Donald Trump yesterday kept up his feud with America's closest allies over trade.

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