'I own that': Trump trade adviser sorry after ranting 'there’s a special place in hell’ for Canadian prime minister
Peter Navarro speaks to Chris Wallace (Fox News/screen grab)

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday apologized after saying that there is a 'special place in hell' for 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.

“There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump,” Navarro said at the time. "And that’s what bad faith Justin Trudeau did at that stunt press conference.”

At a Wall Street Journal event on Tuesday, Navarro walked back the remarks.

"In conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message. I own that, that was my mistake, my words," the trade adviser said.