The current state of Canada's relationship with the United State due to the current NAFTA debate has been a rocky one, to say the least. Ever since Trump began placing taxes on imports coming from Canada, tension has become alarmingly clear since Canada responded with their own targeted tariffs on the United States.
While you may have thought it would be impossible for the relationship between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau to get any tenser, Trump's latest move proves us all wrong after he met with the press and exposed just how rough their relationship has gotten.
When Trump spoke to the media yesterday, he announced that Trudeau had asked to meet with him, but Trump refused because he "didn't like Canada's representative." When pressed further about the topic, Trump explained his reasoning:
"Because his tariffs are too high and he doesn't seem to want to move and I've told him to forget about it and frankly we're thinking about just taxing cars coming in from Canada. That's the mother lode, that's the big one."
On the other hand, CBC received a comment from the Prime Minsiter's Office claiming that "no meeting had been requested." Meaning we really don't know what is going on between Trudeau and Trump right now, but it definitely isn't good. Especially considering Trump had also noted during his media brief that he was "very unhappy with the negotiations and the negotiating style of Canada. We don't like their representative very much."
While it's unclear how to the two countries will move forward with regard to finding a middle ground, it's clear it won't be an easy route for either Canada or the United States. Though if we are hoping for any more details, we'll probably have to wait until Trump's next Twitter rant.