WH Trade Adviser Regrets “Inappropriate Language” About Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: I Own My Mistake

Politico reports:

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday walked back his comments over the weekend saying that there was a “special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, acknowledging that his language was “inappropriate.”

“Let me correct a mistake I made,” Navarro said at a conference in Washington hosted by The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network. “My mission was to send a strong signal of strength,” he said. “The problem is that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate.”

Navarro said Sunday that his sentiment came “right from Air Force One.” But on Tuesday, he apologized for using language that counteracted his goal of sending a signal of strength. “In conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message,” he said, according to the Journal. “I own that, that was my mistake, my words.”