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 the actions of the United States. That’s clearly what was the frustration, but no, I think that the Judgement Day that separates us from Heaven and Hell is not dependent on whether you agree with the President.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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