Guess who’s lying again.
Courtesy of USA Today:
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the United Nations General Assembly, but a spokeswoman for Trudeau’s government disputed that the meeting had ever been requested.
“Yeah, I did,” Trump said during a press conference in New York when asked if he has rejected the meeting. “His tariffs are too high and he doesn’t seem to want to move and I told him ‘forget about it’ and, frankly, we’re thinking about just taxing cars coming in from Canada.”
Trump’s remarks came as the U.S. and Canada have struggled to negotiate a deal to replace the 1994 North America Free Trade Agreement. Trump’s administration has said it has reached an agreement with Mexico but talks have not proceeded as quickly with Trudeau’s government.
But a spokeswoman for Trudeau, Eleanore Catenaro, said Canada never requested the meeting in the first place.
“No meeting was requested,” she said in a statement Trump’s press conference. “We don’t have any comment beyond that.”
You know it is no longer so much that Trump lies with almost every other breath, but that his lies often do not get the scrutiny that they deserve.
This is the president of the United States telling a boldface lie about one of our allies, solely for political reasons.
He is playing fast and loose with America’s reputation simply to elicit cheers from his deplorable base.
THAT should never be ignored or swept under the rug.