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Trump says Canada is ‘very spoiled’ on trade

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Daily Hive Staff May 23, 2018 11:56 am 2,862

US President Donald Trump said that Canada is “very spoiled” and “very difficult to deal with” in North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations.

Trump made the comments on Wednesday after being asked about a tweet earlier regarding autoworkers, which said that big news was coming for American Autoworkers.

Speaking to reporters, Trump said that he wasn’t happy with unfair trade proposals.

“I think your autoworkers and your auto companies in this country are going to be very happy with what’s going to happen,” Trump said, adding, “You’ll be seeing very soon what I’m talking about.”

He then brought up NAFTA, and how challenging discussions have been, eventually calling Canada “very difficult.”

“NAFTA is very difficult. Mexico has been very difficult to deal with. Canada has been very difficult to deal with. They have been taking advantage of the United States for a long time. I am not happy with their requests,” said the President.

“But I will tell you, in the end, we win. We will win, and we’ll win big. We’ll get along with Mexico; we’ll get along with Canada. But I will tell you, they have been very difficult to deal with. They’re very spoiled — because nobody has done this. But I will tell you that what they ask for is not fair.”

This isn’t the first time Trump has called Canada difficult.

The US President took to Twitter last summer to express his (then) opinions about NAFTA, claiming that both Canada and Mexico were being “difficult” in the renegotiation process.

Trump is expected to make his first official Canadian visit next month.

The President will be in Canada as part of the G7 Summit on June 8 and 9, hosted at the luxurious (and very) remote Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.

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