"I own that, that was my mistake, those were my words", Navarro said.
President Trump is accusing the country's prime minister of making false statements, and the president's trade adviser saying there's "a special place in hell" for the leader of Canada, our biggest trading partner in all of the world, our best friend from way back in World War II and every time in between.
And it concludes with a direct shot at Trump, calling on the House to "reject disparaging and ad hominem statements by USA officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute". "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did", Navarro said on the "Fox News Sunday" program.
The House of Commons passed a unanimous motion Monday backing Trudeau's stand against the US and it castigated Trump for his attacks on the prime minister and Canada.
"There are things we can't control, and Mr. Trump is one of them, but we can control tax policy, for instance; regulatory policy, for instance; and we are now less competitive".
Justin Trudeau is getting support in his battle with Donald Trump from some well known Conservative politicians, including premier-elect Doug Ford.
Trump announced aluminum and steel tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union last month, justifying them under a provision of trade law that allows protectionist measures on national security grounds.
US President Donald Trump - now in Singapore where he will hold a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un - also had a go at European countries with regard to their financial obligations within NATO. "It's very unfair, and it's very unfair to our workers, and I'm gonna straighten it out".
Tuesday, Trudeau also offered support for Trump.
"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", he said.
Freeland described Trump's plan to slap tariffs on Canada under the pretext of national security as ridiculous and urged the United States to invest in its global alliances.
Freeland's visit is part of a broader Canadian effort to underscore the importance of the US-Canada relationship and particularly their trade ties - an effort that began even before Trump took office. For instance, Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs are expected to cause a drag on U.S. economic growth and result in a net loss of American jobs.
Freeland was on the Hill to speak to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she got the backing of senators, who stressed the shared military sacrifice Canadians have made alongside USA troops, security cooperation and the deeply intertwined economic ties. "We look forward to looking at the details of the agreement".