READ: Justin Trudeau Spokesperson Fires Back at Donald Trump: ‘No Meeting Was Requested’

Short and sweet.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out President Donald Trump on Wednesday for falsely claiming the United States had rejected a request to meet with Canada to continue trade talks.

During a press conference at the United Nations, Trump was asked if he planned on meeting with Trudeau to untangle the trade mess caused by Trump’s tariffs.

Trump said he rejected a request from Trudeau to meet.

Canada’s “tariffs are too high, and he doesn’t seem to want to move, and I’ve told him forget about it, and frankly, we’re thinking about just taxing cars coming in from Canada,” Trump told reporters. “That’s the mother lode. That’s the big one.”

Trump added: “We’re very unhappy with the negotiations and the negotiating style of Canada. We don’t like their representative [Chrystia Freeland] very much.”

None of this was true. Trudeau never asked to meet with Trump, according to Canadian officials.

“No meeting was requested,” Trudeau spokesperson Eleanore Catenaro said. “We don’t have any comment beyond that.”

The United States and Canada are mired in negotiations on the future of trade between the two countries after Trump imposed substantial tariffs on imported Canadian aluminum and steel earlier this year.

Canada’s concerns over the future of trade with the United States have increased due to Trump’s threat of additional tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Americans bought $55 billion worth of automobiles and parts from Canada in 2017.

Twitter, of course, was not surprised that Trump, yet again, lied about something easily disprovable.

https://twitter.com/BettrGreenWorld/status/1045274345080320000

https://twitter.com/PaulSetterholm/status/1045118019993653248

Trump, in an effort to fulfill one of his many campaign promises, has been trying to renegotiate NAFTA, which he thinks hurts American workers.

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