US President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets yesterday venting anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the European Union (EU) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive Group of Seven (G-7) meeting over the weekend.
Navarro made his apology on Tuesday while speaking at the Wall Street Journal's CFO conference, an annual meeting of the newspaper's editors and chief financial officers from some of the world's most influential companies.
However, Navarro says he used inappropriate language in trying to convey that message.
The picture has since gone viral on the Internet, and Mr Trump raised it himself at the news conference after he was asked about his relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
During an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Navarro lashed out at Trudeau after he argued that Trump is making a mistake by placing tariffs on Canadian steel. I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau.
The attacks against Canada didn't end there, on Sunday, economic advisor Larry Kudlow accused Canada of stabbing the U.S.in the back.
The insults were supposedly a response to the post-G7 news conference in which Trudeau repeated his diplomatic criticism of Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs and said he would stand up for Canadians. Known for his hardline stance on China, Navarro said that while it is not the US' job to change other countries' behaviour, the Trump administration would "defend ourselves" against Chinese trade policies.
"I'm pretty sure that circles of hell are not reserved for Canadians proposing retaliatory tariffs", said Texas Republican Sen.
The Rust Belt has been one of the hardest regions hit because of USA free trade with Mexico.
"Actually, we were just talking - the whole group - about something unrelated to everything, very friendly". He learned. You can't do.
The motion, which Reuters noted was introduced by the opposition New Democrats, "rejects disparaging ad hominem statements by the U.S. Administration which do a disservice to bilateral relations and will fail to resolve this trade dispute".
"Canada does have a very big advantage over us".