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Trump criticises media after off-the-record comment leaked

Trump criticises media after off-the-record comment leaked

Washington : US President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at media for “dishonest reporting” after off-the-record comments concerning North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were leaked.

Trump took to Twitter to say, “Wow, I made OFF THE RECORD COMMENTS to Bloomberg concerning Can­a­­da, and this powerful understanding was BLATANTLY VIOLATED. Oh well, just more dishonest reporting. I am used to it. At least Canada knows where I stand!”

According to a Fox News report, “The Toronto Star reports that it obtained comments from an off-the-record portion of an Oval Office interview between Trump and Bloomberg News. In those remarks, Trump said he isn’t making compromises with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government but isn’t going to say so publicly because ‘it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal”.”


 
Fox News further quoted Trump citing the Toronto Star as saying, “Here’s the problem. If I say no, the answer’s no. If I say no, then you’re going to put that, and it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal … I can’t kill these people.”

Meanwhile, the fate of the Nafta became uncertain when the US and Canada failed to come to a consensus on rewriting the three-nation trade pact. “We know a win-win-win agreement is within reach and that’s what we’re working towards,” Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland told media on Friday.




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