President Trump confirmed Wednesday that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “called him” hours after he announced the US-Mexico trade deal; saying the conversation “could not have been nicer” and that he “loves Canada.”
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters at the White House when he was asked to comment on Trudeau’s recent comments that a potential trade deal with the United States could happen by the end of the week.
“I spoke to him yesterday, we had a very good talk, I spoke with him multiple times,” said the President. “He called me, I didn’t call him. He was very nice, couldn’t have been nicer. We’ll see what happens, I love Canada.”
Watch the President’s comments above.
TRUDEAU CAVES: Canadian Prime Minister Says NEW NAFTA Deal ‘POSSIBLE’ by Friday
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that a potential “New NAFTA” deal with the United States was possible by the end of the week; adding the agreement would hinge on whether it was “good” for Canada.
Trudeau was speaking at a press conference on Ontario when he weighed-in on the recently unveiled US-Mexico Trade Agreement; signaling a strong possibility his nation would soon sign-on to the bilateral deal.
“We recognize that there is a possibility of getting there by Friday, but it is only a possibility, because it will hinge on whether or not there is ultimately a good deal for Canada,” said the Prime Minister.
“No NAFTA deal is better than a bad NAFTA deal,” he warned.
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TRUDEAU IN TROUBLE: Canada Poised to Place REFUGEES in HOTELS as Crisis Escalates
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued to come under fire this week over his government’s seeming inability to tackle the nation’s swirling refugee crisis; floating a proposal that would place the migrants in hotels throughout the country.
During a last-minute press conference, Trudeau’s critics lashed out at the policy; demanding answers over how many refugees will be placed in hotels, where the hotels will be located, and who will foot the bill.
“The reality is that Justin Trudeau has failed on all of these fronts. Frankly, I believe the Prime Minister has ruined what was once a fair and orderly system that focused on protecting the world’s most vulnerable and aiding their integration into Canada,” said one conservative member of Parliament.
“This is because since January 2017, over 30,000 individuals have illegally crossed the border from the United States into Canada and subsequently claimed asylum in our country,” she added.
Neither Minister Hussen nor Minister Blair can tell us how many people will be put in hotels after crossing the border. #CIMM
— Michelle Rempel Garner (@MichelleRempel) July 24, 2018