Trump Tells Republican Donors He Made Up Claim on Canada Trade

HeadlineMar 16, 2018

President Trump boasted to wealthy Republican donors on Wednesday that he made up a claim about trade deficits during a recent private conversation he had with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In an audio recording obtained by The Washington Post, Trump is reportedly heard telling the donors that he insisted to Trudeau that the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada—even though he was completely unsure about whether the statement was true. In fact, the U.S. has a trade surplus with Canada. On Thursday, Trump repeated the lie, tweeting, “We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do with almost all countries (some of them massive).”

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