Image copyright Reuters Image caption Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the country “won’t back down” in the trade dispute Donald Trump has said he turned down a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, putting a damper on high hopes for trade renegotiations.Mr Trump’s comments were made as Nafta talks continue to drag on.”I…
Donald Trump has said he turned down a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, putting a damper on high hopes for trade renegotiations.
Mr Trump’s comments were made as Nafta talks continue to drag on.
“I must be honest with you, we’re not getting along at all with their negotiators,” he said at a United Nations news conference in New York.
He took aim at the country’s dairy tariffs and reiterated his threat to tax Canada’s auto industry.
“We don’t like their representative very much,” he said, which some took to mean Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, who has been leading the charge to have a new deal in place.
The US made a deal with Mexico in August, but stakeholders on both sides of the border have urged for the US to make it a three-way deal and include Canada.
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