It looks like U.S. President Donald Trump may not be in Doug Ford's good books at the moment.

In a discussion put on by the Ryerson Democracy Forum, a university student said that the premier "was regarded as the Trump of Ontario" for his leadership style.

Ford gagged and then quickly laughed in response.

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"Prior to COVID, you were regarded as the Trump of Ontario for [your] combative style," the student said.

"How do you propose we hold you to account to continue on a path away from a Trump style?"

Ford chuckled at this, saying it was a "real slap" to be called Donald Trump.

When asked about Trump's performance at the presidential debate, Ford said it was "disgusting" — especially when Trump took aim at Biden's son, who suffers from addiction.

"There’s an unwritten rule and every politician knows this: You never attack someone’s family," Ford told the moderator.

Ford has been critical of Trump several times, especially for the tariffs he has imposed on Canada.

 
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