Trump Adviser Navarro Apologizes to Canada’s Trudeau Over ‘Special Place in Hell’ Remark

Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump‘s trade adviser, walked back his attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just days after declaring there was “a special place in hell” for leaders like him. At The Wall Street Journal‘s annual CFO Network meeting Tuesday, Navarro admitted he “used language that was inappropriate,” calling the remarks a “mistake,” it was reported. The adviser bashed Trudeau on Fox News Sunday, suggesting he betrayed Trump at the G7 summit, accusing the prime minister of trying “to stab him in the back on the way out the door.” Continue reading "Trump Adviser Navarro Apologizes to Canada’s Trudeau Over ‘Special Place in Hell’ Remark"

Robert De Niro Apologizes in Toronto for Trump’s ‘Idiotic’ G7 Behavior: ‘A Disgrace’

Robert De Niro doubled down on his rebuke of President Donald Trump Monday, offering a public apology to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a hotel groundbreaking in Toronto, it was reported. “I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behavior of my president,” De Niro told the crowd, which met his criticisms with cheers. “It’s a disgrace, and I apologize to Justin Trudeau, too, and to the other people at the G7. It’s disgusting.” The actor has expressed strong opposition to Trump’s behavior at last week’s G7 summit, in particular the president’s attacks on Trudeau, whom he called “dishonest” and “weak” in a Tweet Friday after leaving the meetings. De Niro also took aim at Trump from the stage of the Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall Sunday night, where he shouted, “Fuck Trump!” He received a standing ovation from Continue reading "Robert De Niro Apologizes in Toronto for Trump’s ‘Idiotic’ G7 Behavior: ‘A Disgrace’"

Trump Slams Trudeau From North Korea Summit: His Mistakes Will ‘Cost Him a Lot of Money’

President Donald Trump is standing by his criticism of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — warning Trudeau that his remarks at the G7 summit will “cost him a lot of money.” Last Friday, Trump — feeling slighted by Trudeau, who took a tough stance toward U.S. tariffs by saying he wouldn’t tolerate being “pushed around” — launched an attack via Twitter, calling the leader “dishonest” and “weak.” In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos which aired Tuesday, immediately following the president’s meeting in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump appeared to take a softer tone toward Trudeau, admitting he likes him, but suggesting he wants to punish him for his remarks. “I actually like Justin,” Trump said. “I think he’s good. I like him. But he shouldn’t have done that. That was a mistake. That’s gonna cost him a lot of Continue reading "Trump Slams Trudeau From North Korea Summit: His Mistakes Will ‘Cost Him a Lot of Money’"

WH Official on Navarro’s ‘Special Place in Hell’ Trudeau Remark: ‘I Would Not Have Chosen’ Those Words

The United States is currently fighting with Canada on trade, and some comments from White House officials have been, well, less helpful than others. Peter Navarro, President Trump‘s top trade adviser, went on Fox News Sunday yesterday and declared there’s a “special place in hell” for leaders like Trudeau. Meanwhile on CNN Larry Kudlow said Trudeau “stabbed us in the back.” CNN’s John Berman, live in Singapore, spoke with White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short this afternoon and asked him about Navarro’s commentary. “I think that those are words that I would not have chosen,” Short said. “The reality is that the President felt that they’d had a productive meeting… but I think that there was offense taken that once airborne on your way to an incredibly important international summit that the prime minister of Canada chose to take to the podium to condemn Continue reading "WH Official on Navarro’s ‘Special Place in Hell’ Trudeau Remark: ‘I Would Not Have Chosen’ Those Words"

Seb Gorka Calls Trudeau ‘Childish’ and Praises Peter Navarro’s ‘Special Place in Hell’ Comment

Ex-administration official Seb Gorka slammed Justin Trudeau today by calling his dispute with President Donald Trump “childish” and praising White House trade adviser Peter Navarro’s “special place in hell” slam against the Canadian prime minister. “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Navarro said yesterday while on Fox News Sunday. “And that’s what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference.” While the remark ginned up plenty of controversy in the last 24 hours, Gorka — a self-declared national security expert — agreed with this form of diplomacy. “Very disappointing and childish and unprofessional behavior [from Trudeau],” Gorka said while on Fox & Friends on Monday. “If you want to treat your friends like friends that’s exactly what you do; you Continue reading "Seb Gorka Calls Trudeau ‘Childish’ and Praises Peter Navarro’s ‘Special Place in Hell’ Comment"

Former CIA Director: Attacking Canada Before NoKo Summit Makes Trump Look ‘Unstable, Erratic and Thin Skinned’

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden was dismayed by the Trump administration’s decision to trash Justin Trudeau and Canada on his way to the summit with North Korea, saying the move had the opposite effect of its intention to make the president look tough. Trump upended the agreement reached by allies at the G-7 after leaving the conference, trashing Canada’s prime minister in scathing tweets. On the Sunday shows, his advisers followed suit with bizarrely acrimonious rhetoric: Larry Kudlow said Trudeau “stabbed us in the back” and Peter Navarro said there’s “a special place in hell” for the allied leader. Hayden said he reacted to the attacks with “a mixture of sadness and, frankly, anger because no country deserves to be treated that way.” “Certainly having officials in one government criticize the head of government in another country, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before, and for god sake, Continue reading "Former CIA Director: Attacking Canada Before NoKo Summit Makes Trump Look ‘Unstable, Erratic and Thin Skinned’"

Mike Pompeo Dodges ‘Place in Hell’ Question About Canada: I Came Here to Talk About North Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a press briefing early Monday morning (Eastern time) from Singapore, addressing the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that is now only hours away. During that briefing, Pompeo said he was “unconcerned” about the escalating flap between the administration and Canada. Phillip Rucker from the Washington Post had the final question of the briefing. He brought up President Trump’s further remarks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from earlier Monday, and asked Pompeo whether he agreed with Trump adviser Pete Navarro “that there’s a special place in hell for the Canadian prime minister”. Pompeo did everything he could to avoid even saying the word Canada. He began by saying that he was there to answer questions about North Korea but that he would be “happy to talk about work with our European partners as well.” “We wouldn’t be Continue reading "Mike Pompeo Dodges ‘Place in Hell’ Question About Canada: I Came Here to Talk About North Korea"