A Trump Official Dissed Our Military & Asked 'What's Good About Canada?' (VIDEO)

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The relationship between Canada and the United States has always been close. However, there has been increased tension between the two countries lately, with some harsh comments being thrown both ways. Most recently, White House official Peter Navarro was quoted disparaging Canada and its military.

CTV News reports that the comments were made by President Donald Trump's director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.

He was being interviewed for the book The Madman Theory: Trump Takes On the World, by Jim Sciutto.

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While discussing Canada's military efforts during the war in Afghanistan, Navarro commented, "Were they doing us a favour, or were they brought into the idea they needed to do that as part of the global effort against terrorists?"

He continued, saying "I mean, if they were just doing us a favour, maybe their government should have been thrown out of office."

"Every time that a Canadian shows up in a uniform, it's doing us a favour? How's that work?"

Navarro also threw a more generally dismissive comment toward the country, asking "I mean, what's good about Canada? They're much more kind of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren."

The director's comments echo previous statements made by Trump campaign official Hogan Gidley.

"I'm not sure why you would want to go to Canada when we live in the greatest country on the face of the planet," he said during an interview on CNN, "That's Donald Trump’s mentality on it."

Gidley said this in reference to the ongoing border closure between the two countries.

His comments came after a report from the Canada Border Services Agency confirmed over 10,000 U.S. citizens had tried to enter the country only to be turned away.

Nearly 5,000 of them claimed to be travelling for recreational purposes.

The relationship between both countries has also been put under more pressure recently with Trump's reintroduction of tariffs on Canadian aluminum, a move that Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said was "unwarranted and unacceptable."

Ontario Premier Doug Ford also had something to say about the tariffs, calling the President a "backstabber," and adding, "We will come back swinging like they’ve never seen before."

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