Friends again, eh? Canadians aren’t ready to forgive Donald Trump’s insults during trade talks



Michael Collins | USA Today

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump disparaged Canadians as a bunch of trade cheaters and mercilessly mocked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “very dishonest and weak” when the two countries were in the throes of difficult trade negotiations.

But Trump’s views – and his tone – seemed to change the minute the two sides struck a new deal.

The U.S. has “a great relationship with Canada – I think now it’ll be better than ever,” Trump boasted last month at a Rose Garden ceremony celebrating the new trade pact. Trudeau, he said, is “a good person who is doing a good job.”

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