But Navarro apologized for the remarks Tuesday, according to The Wall Street Journal, saying that he had tried to send a signal of strength. This is nothing all that different from what Trudeau had said before.
"If you make a mistake, you should it admit it, learn from it, don't repeat it", Navarro said.
"I had a good relationship with Justin Trudeau, I really did".
The House of Commons passed a unanimous motion Monday backing Trudeau's stand against the USA and it castigated Trump for his attacks on the prime minister and Canada.
"Very dishonest and weak", he said.
Trump says Trudeau "probably didn't know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions".
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"This is a critically important ally to the United States, and you don't give the back of your hand to some of our closest allies", he said, adding that he understood why Canada would be insulted that "America, their closest ally, would suggest that it is a national security threat".
"Back to embarrassment, we ought to feel a little bit ashamed for treating such a good friend the way they were treated yesterday from very high levels in our government", Hayden said.
As we've argued elsewhere, Trump appears to be targeting allies as a means of rupturing their mindset-convincing them that they are no longer deserving of American coddling just because of their geopolitical status.
"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada; he learned", Trump said wagging his finger. He learned. You can't do that.
Earlier on Tuesday at the Washington conference, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said the USA and Canada need to "take a deep breath". Canada has stood with the United States in every modern war and crisis.
Navarro, who has frustrated some members of the Trump administration by fanning his protectionist instincts, was also rebuked by Republicans for his coarse language. "And frankly, I think that's out of line", Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, told reporters.
Navarro lashed out on Fox News following a multi-day tirade by Trump and his administration over trade and Canada's response to tariffs imposed by the U.S. Several industry lobbyists told Reuters that they expect the move to come as early as Friday, with publication of a Federal Register notice, or it could be put off until next week.