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"

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"

Trump Trade Adviser Navarro Savages Justin Trudeau: ‘There’s a Special Place in Hell’

Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro continued the White House onslaught against Justin Trudeau on Sunday, after the president slammed the Canadian Prime Minister in tweets the night before. Navarro said there’s a “special place in hell” for leaders like Trudeau on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, after Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow went on CNN Sunday morning to rail against “sophomoric” Trudeau for “stabbing us in the back.” The remarkably acrimonious assault on the allied leader from White House officials came after Trump tanked the two days of diplomacy at the G-7 by abruptly refusing to sign a joint statement with allies, after Trudeau promised retaliatory tariffs to respond to the U.S. ones. “Is that really how we want to deal with our second biggest trading partner?” Wallace opened the interview. “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in Continue reading "Trump Trade Adviser Navarro Savages Justin Trudeau: ‘There’s a Special Place in Hell’"

FBI Informant Who Investigated Trump Campaign Was Reportedly Up For Senior White House Job

Stefan Halper, the Cambridge professor reported to be the FBI informant who infiltrated the Trump campaign, was pushed for a senior position in President Donald Trump‘s administration, Axios reported. In a fresh scoop, Axios‘s Jonathan Swan reported that Peter Navarro, Trump’s top trade adviser, recommended Halper for an ambassador position in Asia. That recommendation came during the transition in Winter 2017, per Swan, and Halper also visited the White House for a meeting about China last summer. The New York Times reported last week that the FBI had an informant speak with several members of Trump’s campaign in 2016 as part of the Russia inquiry. Though the Times declined to identify the informant, The Daily Caller had already revealed his identity back in March, reporting he had spoken to Trump campaign advisers, first reaching out to foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos in August 2016. Continue reading "FBI Informant Who Investigated Trump Campaign Was Reportedly Up For Senior White House Job"

Trump’s Trade Adviser Peter Navarro Reportedly Cursed Out Mnuchin in Heated Argument

President Donald Trump’s hardline trade advisor Peter Navarro is reportedly not at all pleased with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his recent bigfooting over the China trade deal. In a scoop published by Axios on Wednesday, Jonathan Swan reports Navarro blew up at Mnuchin when he learned the Treasury Secretary had held one-on-one meetings with China that did not include him. He “cursed at Mnuchin and fumed about being shut out of the talks,” Swan wrote. A source also told Swan this: “It stems from his belief that Mnuchin is steering them down the wrong path, policy-wise, with China.” It is also not the first time Swan has reported on a feud brewing in the Trump administration over the China trade deal. On the day that President Donald Trump tweeted out that people should “be cool, it will all work out!” when it comes to China, Axios reported Continue reading "Trump’s Trade Adviser Peter Navarro Reportedly Cursed Out Mnuchin in Heated Argument"

‘Of Course I’m Changing the Subject!’: CNN Panel Gets Feisty Over Trump Tax Returns

goolsbee-navarroEconomists supporting the two different candidates got into a bit of a shouting match tonight on CNN over Donald Trump‘s tax returns and Hillary Clinton‘s emails. Peter Navarro, who serves on Trump’s economic advisory council, said that he loved Trump’s line about a quid pro quo––releasing his returns when she releases her emails. Erin Burnett called him out for pivoting away from the topic, and Navarro said he’s just showing what Trump should have done last night. Austan Goolsbee, on the other hand, said that deferring like that is a sign that “you lack the content of something to say.” When Navarro asked “How about the emails?”, Goolsbee shot back that he’s getting his debate tactics from “the Donald Trump school of interrupting and making funny faces.” Navarro kept going after Clinton as “the most corrupt politician” and told Goolsbee he’s just “on Continue reading "‘Of Course I’m Changing the Subject!’: CNN Panel Gets Feisty Over Trump Tax Returns"

Trump’s New Economic Team Includes Six Steves and One Guy Named ‘Barrack,’ Zero Women

Donald_Trump_by_Gage_Skidmore_2-1-650x433Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump‘s campaign rolled out their team of economic advisers on Friday, and while it would probably not surprise anyone to learn that the list contained the names of fifteen white males and zero others, Emily’s List noticed something peculiar about this particular list of white dudes. In an email noting the lack of diversity among the list that was published by Politico, they noted that even for a list of just white guys, there was a peculiar sameness:
Names on the list, which the Trump campaign boasted as having “unparalleled experience and success in business” include Steve Roth, the founder and chairman of Vornado Realty Trust; oil and gas tycoon Harold Hamm; Vector Group President and CEO Howard Lorber; Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s national finance director and chairman/CEO of Dune Capital; top fundraiser Tom Barrack, the founder and executive chairman at Colony Capital; Stephen M. Continue reading "Trump’s New Economic Team Includes Six Steves and One Guy Named ‘Barrack,’ Zero Women"