US president Donald Trump is scheduled to come to Canada tomorrow to participate in the G7 summit.
The visit will be Trump’s first official visit to Canada as president.
And according to a report from the Washington Post, it’s not something he’s particularly looking forward to.
The paper says that Trump has been complaining that the two-day trip to Canada for the meeting with other world leaders is “a distraction” from his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
To no one’s surprise, Trump tweeted his dissatisfaction on Thursday, calling the whole thing “ironic.”
Isn’t it Ironic? Getting ready to go to the G-7 in Canada to fight for our country on Trade (we have the worst trade deals ever made), then off to Singapore to meet with North Korea & the Nuclear Problem…But back home we still have the 13 Angry Democrats pushing the Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2018
Trump’s concerns are said to be based on the fact that other leaders who are attending the summit disagree with him on key issues and he “does not want to be lectured by them.”
It’s also no secret that the US and Canada haven’t exactly been getting along as of late – particularly on the issue of trade and tariffs.
To add fuel to the fire, Trump reportedly asked Trudeau about Canada burning down the White House to justify his reasoning for viewing Canada as a security threat (for reference, that was the war of 1812, and it was British troops).
Trump’s attitude towards the international summit is already causing some reaction online.
Dear Mr President: the White House was burned by the British in retaliation for the destruction of York (now Toronto) and Fort York in 1813. While in #Canada for the #G7 Meeting, come on over to @fortyork and we would be honoured to teach the history. #Trump #US #warof1812 pic.twitter.com/FU7WEGZppI
— Don Cranston (@DonCranston) June 7, 2018
More to come…