Trump aide apologizes for 'inappropriate' Trudeau comments Jun 13, 2018 0 281 12345 AFPWashingtonA senior aide to US President Donald Trump apologized Tuesday for saying there was a"special place in hell"for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, following the acrimonious Group of Seven summit."Let me correct a mistake I made,"White House economic advisor Peter Navarro was quoted as saying at a Washington event organized by The Wall Street Journal."I used language that was inappropriate,"he said, according to Journal reporters.Navarro on Sunday joined administration officials in lashing out at Trudeau following the chaotic end to the G7 summit in Quebec where leaders of the world's major economies clashed over tariffs.Trump himself attacked Trudeau on Twitter as"dishonest & weak"before backing out of a joint G7 statement, while top economic aide Larry Kudlow said Trudeau had"stabbed us in the back."The harsh, personal invective outraged members of Trump's own political party and threatened to poison US-Canadian relations that have been strained over abortive efforts to renegotiate a 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement and over Trump's decision to impose punishing tariffs on metal imports.At the summit's conclusion on Saturday, Trudeau reiterated that Ottawa was prepared to retaliate against the new tariffs if the United States did not back down, and said Canadians"would not be pushed around."Navarro, a long-time trade hawk, has made news for outburst in other settings. According to press reports, Navarro sparred with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over his handling of recent talks in China and was barred from attending those meetings. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Trump keeps up trade feud with closest allies Jun 13, 2018 0 795 Republicans try to save 'Dreamer' immigration talks Jun 13, 2018 0 257 Bookmakers slash Trump's odds of Nobel Peace Prize in wake of N Korea summit Jun 13, 2018 0 314 Summits fuel questions about Trump's embrace of autocrats Singapore, June 12, 2018 (AFP) -Donald Trump's warm embrace of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un after a spectacular bust-up with G7 allies is the latest example of what critics say is a worrying penchant for .. Extradited former Panama president Martinelli hospitalized Panama City, June 12, 2018 (AFP) -Panamanian former president Ricardo Martinelli was taken to hospital early Tuesday, one day after he was extradited from the United States to face charges of spying on journalists and .. Extradited former Panama president Martinelli hospitalised Panama City: Panamanian former president Ricardo Martinelli was taken to hospital early Tuesday, one day after he was extradited from the United States to face charges of spying on journalists and opponents. .. Bud turns Category 4 hurricane off Mexico, due to weaken soon MEXICO CITY: Hurricane Bud strengthened to a Category 4 storm in the Pacific Ocean more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) off the coast of Mexico early on Tuesday, but should begin to weaken later in the day, the US National .. Canada looks to ride out Trump's trade offensive AFP Ottawa Canada moved to tamp down spiking tensions with the United States Tuesday, brushing aside a warning by US President Donald Trump that it will pay for Justin Trudeau's G7 summit remarks. Foreign Minister .. Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews more ash into the air Reuters hawaii Another small explosion at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano shot more ash high into the atmosphere, putting communities in the southern part of the Big Island at risk, the U.S. Geological Survey .. US border towns face threat of gathering storms Thomson Reuters Foundation MERCEDES, Texas When it rains in South Texas, Norma Aldape worries that dirty water will overwhelm the shantytowns - known as colonias - where she lives tight against the US-Mexico border. .. Trump's embrace of autocrats raises eyebrows in US, abroad AFP Singapore Donald Trump's warm embrace of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un after a spectacular bust-up with G7 allies is the latest example of what critics say is a worrying penchant for autocrats. The ..