In an uncharacteristic move for anyone involved in the current administration, Trump’s senior trade advisor, Peter Navarro, apologized to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for insulting him.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Navarro said his word choice on a Sunday news show went too far.
Peter Navarro had said on Sunday there was a “special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy” with Mr. Trump “and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door. That’s what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did.”
On Tuesday, Mr. Navarro said he had been trying to use strong words to back Mr. Trump’s trade stance but went too far.
“In conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message,” he said. “I own that, that was my mistake, those were my words.”
In an escalation of saber rattling, the