Trump Jokes At Meeting With Trudeau: Canada Has Agreed To Cut All Tariffs, Trade Barriers


President Trump jokes about U.S.-Canada tariffs at a media availability with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7:

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, Justin, it’s been really great. And I appreciate β€” you know, Justin has agreed to cut all tariffs β€” (laughter) β€” and all trade barriers between Canada and the United States. So I’m very happy about that.

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU: So I’d say NAFTA is in good shape. (Laughter.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: But we are actually working on it. We are actually working on it.

But our relationship is very good. We are actually working on cutting tariffs and making it all very fair for both countries. And we’ve made a lot of progress today. We’ll see how it all works out. But we’ve made a lot of progress.

It could be that NAFTA will be a different form. It could be with Canada, with Mexico β€” one-on-one. A much simpler agreement. Much easier to do. I think better for both countries. But we’re talking about that, among other things.

But the relationship is probably better β€” as good or better than it’s ever been. And I think we’ll get to something very beneficial to Canada and to the United States.


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