White House trade adviser: ‘There’s a special place in hell’ for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

White House trade adviser: ‘There’s a special place in hell’ for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a Fox News interview Sunday, saying there was a "special place in hell" for Trudeau and any foreign leader who engaged in "bad-faith diplomacy" with U.S. President Donald Trump. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro lashed out against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a “Fox News Sunday” interview, saying that there would be a “special place in hell” for Trudeau and any other foreign leader who engaged in “bad-faith diplomacy” against President Donald Trump.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow also said Sunday that Trudeau “really kind of stabbed us in the back.”

What did Trudeau say?

After the G-7 summit, Trudeau hosted a news conference where he said that the Canadian government “did not take” the U.S. tariffs against Canada lightly. He also said that it was “kind of insulting” that Trump used national security to justify the tariffs against a longtime ally, and announced that Canada would be implementing “equivalent tariffs” on July 1.

What did Navarro say?

On “Fox New Sunday,” Navarro told viewers:

There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door. And that’s what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference.

What did Kudlow say?

On Sunday’s CNN’s “State of the Union”, Kudlow called Trudeau’s criticism of U.S. tariffs “non-factual,” adding that Canada had “enormous tariffs” on U.S. imports.

“Here’s the thing,” Kudlow said, “he really kind of stabbed us in the back. He really, actually, you know what, he did a great disservice to the whole G-7.”

Kudlow also accused Trudeau of going “rogue” and “pouring collateral damage on this whole Korean trip.”

What did Trudeau and Trump say?

Trump responded to the Canadian prime minster’s news conference by tweeting that because of Trudeau’s statement, he would not sign the communique that the G-7 nations had drafted at the summit.

Trump continued tweeting Sunday evening about Trudeau, accusing Canada of making $100 billion in trade with the U.S.

Has Trudeau responded?

A spokesman for Trudeau told the New York Times that the prime minister is focusing on “everything we accomplished here at the summit. The prime minister said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public, and in private conversations with the president.”