Jun 12, 2018 - Economy

Navarro apologizes for "inappropriate" Trudeau comment

Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro holding an interview. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro called his Sunday statement that "there's a special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "inappropriate" at a Wall Street Journal event this morning.

"In conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message. I own that, that was my mistake, my words."
— Peter Navarro at a Wall Street Journal CFO Network event

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