White House aide apologizes for ‘special place in hell’ comment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologized on Tuesday for saying there was a “special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after last week’s Group of Seven summit, the Wall Street Journal reported.

At an event hosted by the Journal, Navarro said he had made a mistake, according to the newspaper.

“My mission was to send a strong signal of strength,” Navarro said at the event, according to the Journal. “The problem is that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate.”

The admission was a rare act of…

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