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 G7 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 bad faith diplomacy with Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Navarro replied. “And that’s what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference. That’s what weak dishonest Justin Trudeau did. And that’s right from Air Force One.”
Trump was on Air Force One, en route to Singapore for the North Korea summit, when he saw Trudeau’s press conference in which he celebrated the joint agreement signed by the leaders of the G7 (including the U.S.) but maintained Canada would not be pushed around on trade.
“As soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace, Trudeau stuck our president in the back,” Navarro said. “That will not stand.”
“And as far as this retaliation goes, the American press needs to do a much better job of what the Canadians are getting ready to do,” Navarro added, “because it’s nothing short of an attack on our political system.”
“You used some very strong words,” Wallace replied. “Are those the views, are those the words of the president?”
Navarro said they express the “sentiment” of the president, before concluding his remarks on Trudeau by borrowing descriptors from Trump’s tweets: “dishonest, weak.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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