US President Donald Trump claims he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding NAFTA.
“His tariffs are too high and he doesn’t seem to want to move and I told him ‘forget about it,'” said Trump, at a press conference in New York City, on Wednesday.
Contrary to Trump’s claims, the Prime Minister’s Office says that there was never a meeting requested with Trudeau to begin with.
President Trump said in a news conference that he rejected a meeting request from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, amid a bitter NAFTA renegotiation.
— CNN (@CNN) September 26, 2018
Trump went on to say that the US will be taxing cars coming in from Canada because the US is “very unhappy” with the current NAFTA negotiations.
“That’s the motherload, that’s the big one,” Trump told reporters.
He added that he and his team does not like Canada’s “representative.”
At the end of his statement, Trump said that he loves Canada and he has “so many friends” from the country. “I have everybody… so many friends,” he said.
Canada is currently continuing NAFTA negotiations with the US.
In August, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, confirmed that no NAFTA agreement was reached with the US.
Freeland said that the updated deadline for an agreement will be when a “good deal” for Canada has been reached.
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