Trump Trade Advisor Peter Navarro saying there’s a “special place in hell” for Justin Trudeau and claiming he stabbed President Trump in the back is understandably getting all the attention. But it’s worth listening to the rest of the tirade. Here’s part of it.
“President Trump did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit. He had other things, bigger things on his plate in Singapore where you are now, Chris. He did him a favor, and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique, and what did Trudeau do? As soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace Trudeau stuck our president in the back. That will not stand. And as far as this retaliation goes, the American press needs to do a much better job of what the Canadians are getting ready to do because it’s nothing short of an attack on our political system and it’s nothing short of Canada trying to raise its high protectionest barriers even higher on things like maple syrup and other goods.”
Here’s the video.
This is dangerous and totally bonkers. Trump Trade Chief says there’s “special place in hell” for Justin Trudeau who “stabbed President Trump in the back.” https://t.co/u9vxgl1FrV pic.twitter.com/ZY9HWJ3e2M
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 10, 2018
Here’s some good backstory about how and where Trump learned these kinds of tactics.