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White House aide apologises for ‘special place in hell’ Trudeau jibe

June 14, 2018 06:50 AM


White House aide apologises for ‘special place in hell’ Trudeau jibe
‘My mission was to send a strong signal of strength,’ says Peter NavarroWASHINGTON/NEW YORK

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologised on Tuesday for saying there was a “special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after last week’s Group of Seven summit, the Wall Street Journal reported. At an event hosted by the Journal, Navarro said he had made a mistake, according to the newspaper.

“My mission was to send a strong signal of strength,” Navarro said at the event. “The problem is that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate.”

Canada reacted coolly, with Trudeau declining to answer when reporters asked whether he accepted it.

“We will continue to conduct our diplomacy the Canadian way, that is, being positive and constructive and firm in defending the interests of our industries... in diplomacy it doesn’t really matter about personal feelings and personal comments,” Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said.

Trump’s economic adviser Kudlow suffers heart attack

Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president’s top economic adviser, is recovering after suffering a “very mild” heart attack, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Kudlow is expected to remain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as “a standard precaution” after suffering the heart attack on Monday. “His doctors expect Larry will make a full and speedy recovery,” said Sanders

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