"Let me correct a mistake I made", Navarro said at a Wall Street Journal conference, according to video provided by the Journal's CFO Network.
He said in a press conference that it was his mistake that he used such a language as he wanted to send an important message to the G7 members.
Peter Navarro says his job was to send a "signal of strength" after Trudeau's post-G7 news conference sent the US president into a fit of pique that threw the summit into disarray. At the news conference, Trudeau called the USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and stated that Canada would go ahead with retaliatory tariffs on July 1 unless the American duties were dropped.
"I see (on) the television that he's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States".
"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", said Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne when asked about the apology. While the apology could help ease tensions, analysts said Navarro's outburst had made it harder for the parties to reach an agreement on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement among the U.S., Mexico and Canada. "He learned", Mr Trump said, wagging his finger. And I say, 'Push him around?
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Trudeau and his ministers were careful to say nothing that would add fuel to Trump's ire, hoping it will dissipate once the president is no longer stressed about his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
"If Kim shakes Trump's hand and receives lavish praise from President Trump and tries to play President Trump - look what happened to Canada - bad things are going to happen", said Graham, the hawkish South Carolina Republican. "(Trudeau) learned. You can't do that.
The president said he had a "good relationship with Justin".
Showing support for industry amid the turmoil, Trudeau met Tuesday with a group of farmers in Ottawa who benefit from the supply management system that has drawn the ire of Trump.
His earlier comments had followed Trump's own sharp words for Trudeau, whom the president called "dishonest and weak" and accused of making "false statements". Trump's steel tariffs and threats to tax auto imports, among other protectionist policies, have strained relations with America's closest allies, including Canada, with whom the administration has been struggling to re-negotiate NAFTA.
"I think as all of you know I believe it is always unwise to venture hypothetical responses to hypothetical actions", Freeland told reporters on Parliament Hill Tuesday. They take effect July 1.