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Tags: trade | deficit | canada | prime minister | nafta

Trump Reiterates Claim of Trade Deficit With Canada

Trump Reiterates Claim of Trade Deficit With Canada
President Donald Trump (AP)

By    |   Thursday, 15 March 2018 11:19 AM EDT

President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated in a tweet the U.S. does in fact have a trade deficit with Canada, a day after admitting he bluffed about it with the Canadian prime minister.

The Washington Post obtained audio of a fundraising speech Trump gave Wednesday in Missouri, during which he told the gathering he "had no idea" whether the U.S. ran a deficit with Canada, despite asserting otherwise to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"I said, 'Wrong, Justin, you do,'" The Washington Post quoted Trump. "I didn't even know . . . I had no idea. I just said, 'You're wrong.' You know why? Because we're so stupid . . . And I thought they were smart. I said, 'You're wrong, Justin.' He said, 'Nope, we have no trade deficit.'"

The Office of the United States Trade Representative claimed the U.S. has a trade surplus with Canada, according to the Post.

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President Donald Trump reiterated the U.S. does in fact have a trade deficit with Canada, a day after admitting he bluffed about it with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Thursday, 15 March 2018 11:19 AM
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