"I own that; that was my mistake, my words".
Next morning on Fox News, my job, my mission, was to send a very strong signal of strength, and this was particularly important on the eve of a far more important summit in Korea. The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate.
His apology came days after Trump and Trudeau verbally sparred over the G7 summit in Canada.
US President Donald Trump issued a volley of tweets on Monday venting anger on some of Washington's closest North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over the United State's trade deficit, following a divisive G7 meeting in Canada. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did", said Navarro, referring to the joint press conference that is routinely held at the end of the annual events.
He delivered them the day after Trump himself criticized Trudeau and shortly after Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, insulted Trudeau himself.
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While there was "common ground" in some areas, she said she was "disappointed" by the United States stance on trade. It is up to the diplomats now to ameliorate the relationship between the two trading partners.
Describing the United States tariffs on European steel and aluminium as "unjustified", she left no doubt that EU nations would impose counter-measures on USA goods in response but cautioned against tit-for-tat retaliation which might lead to a trade war.
Trudeau's foreign minister responded by condemning "ad hominem attacks", and Germany and France criticised Trump's comments.
The U.S. -Canada spat escalated when at a news conference, Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory measures next month in response to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada", Trump said.
"I actually like Justin, you know, I think he's good, I like him, but he shouldn't have done that", Trump said. Kudlow explained on CNN that the administration was lashing out at Trudeau to show Kim that Trump was not weak.
Earlier on Tuesday at the Washington conference, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said the United States and Canada need to "take a deep breath". And I'll tell you this: "to my friends in Canada, that was one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history".