In off the record remarks leaked to Canadian media Donald Trump insults Canada and says any trade deals will be “totally on our terms.”

By | 2018-09-01T05:03:04+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |22 Comments

I think this is how Trump talks about everybody behind their backs.

Courtesy of The Star

In remarks Trump wanted to be “off the record,” Trump told Bloomberg News reporters on Thursday, according to a source, that he is not making any compromises at all in the talks with Canada — but that he cannot say this publicly because “it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal.”

“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,” he said of the Canadian government.

In another remark he did not want published, Trump said, according to the source, that the possible deal with Canada would be “totally on our terms.” He suggested he was scaring the Canadians into submission by repeatedly threatening to impose tariffs.

“Off the record, Canada’s working their ass off. And every time we have a problem with a point, I just put up a picture of a Chevrolet Impala,” Trump said, according to the source. The Impala is produced at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario.

Bloomberg News honored Trump’s request to keep these remarks off the record, but apparently, they were leaked to The Star who made no agreement with Tangerine Hitler. 

Bloomberg’s editor did not confirm the remarks were said but also did not dispute their authenticity. 

As for the White House, this was their statement: 

“If this was said, it was said in an off the record capacity. I understand you guys have obtained it; I’m not sure where you’ve obtained it from,” said White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters.

So yeah, it was definitely said. 

And if Trump cannot get Canada to sign on, then the “deal” he supposedly made with Mexico goes tits up as well. 

Damn Trump cannot stop being an asshole even long enough to negotiate a much-needed trade agreement. 

Which of course would not be “much needed” if he had not already been such an asshole about NAFTA. 

Update: Trump responds, and confirms, this reporting.


If this reporting is accurate, then how is it dishonest?

By the way, the scuttlebutt being discussed online suggests that Trump was the one who actually leaked this to The Star. 

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22 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Don’t Count On Susan Collins To Save Roe v. Wade
    The Maine senator greenlighted Brett Kavanaugh before Trump nominated him, a source close to her staff said.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/susan-collins-brett-kavanaugh-roe-v-wade_us_5b8963d5e4b0511db3d7d20d

    • Anon August 31, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

      “She approved Kavanaugh in her consultations with President Donald Trump before he settled on a nominee.

      Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Collins, told HuffPost that while the senator talked extensively with Trump throughout the process of choosing a nominee, she “never gave [the White House] a list and never committed to supporting anyone.”

      But the wonder isn’t so much how she’s going to vote as why there’s any doubt: A close reading of Collins’ record strongly indicates she will be a yes on Kavanaugh. The only question is how much political }POWER}cover she can give herself.” FUCK these Men*o*pause al Republican fOOLish women. Li$a tOO!

  2. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply

    ‘I made OFF THE RECORD COMMENTS!’ Trump confirms that he insulted Canada in furious rant against media

    Trump on Friday attacked Bloomberg News reporters for allegedly leaking out his comments that blatantly insulted the Canadian government.

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

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/made-off-record-comments-trump-confirms-insulted-canada-furious-rant-media/

  3. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Neo-Nazis send racist robocalls targeting Andrew Gillum — the first black man ever nominated for Florida governor

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/neo-nazis-send-racist-robocalls-targeting-andrew-gillum-first-black-man-ever-nominated-florida-governor/

  4. puck August 31, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

    our best and closest allies and the orange toddler treats them like shit. where does he think he going? is Russia going to come if we need help? the Mexicans came to help after the hurricane, but i doubt that will happen again. i think all the world govenments know trump isn’t speaking or doing for the people of the United States.

  5. anonymous August 31, 2018 at 11:52 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/ex-bush-speechwriter-warns-republicans-flee-emperor-trump-lunacy-becomes-operational/

    “leveled Donald Trump for turning the GOP into a party of “anger, fear, grievances, prejudices and hatreds.”

  6. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

    What is this bullshit ‘off the record’? He said it. He shouldn’t have said it. He just wanted to hear himself sound ‘tough’ and now it’s backfired spectacularly! What an ass.

    Trump went off the record to say that Canada can’t negotiate any parts of a NAFTA deal
    Trump didn’t want to make the comments public because “it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal.”

    Diplomatic talks between the United States and Canada over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were dramatically upended on Friday, after the Toronto Star leaked comments from President Donald Trump revealing that he was not willing to negotiate on any terms of the deal.

    According to the publication, Trump made the comments to Bloomberg News on Thursday and requested that they be off the record. Another source then leaked the comments to the Star, which is not bound by the same request.

    Trump told Bloomberg reporters that he is not willing to make any compromises, but wasn’t willing to say this on the record because it would scuttle the likelihood of reaching an agreement.

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-wont-compromise-with-canada-on-nafta-leaked-comments-5be173222831/

  7. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch tell orphan children to go screw themselves

    Three members of the Supreme Court announced on Thursday that they would literally force orphan children to live in a group home or similar setting, rather than allow those children to be placed in foster care with a same-sex couple. Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch did not explain their reasoning in a brief order handed down by the Court, but the plaintiffs in this case made familiar arguments claiming that their religious liberty and free speech were violated.

    The case is Fulton v. Philadelphia. Because only three members of the Court voted to stay a lower court decision rejecting the plaintiffs’ arguments, that lower court decision will remain in effect, and foster children will continue to be placed with same-sex couples.

    https://thinkprogress.org/thomas-alito-gorsuch-dont-care-about-children-e5434f96e9ed/

  8. Off the CUFF August 31, 2018 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    dRUMPf Always wearing those cheap fake trump cufflinks. “Just a bag on dog $hiT”

    https://nypost.com/2016/06/21/trump-has-been-giving-out-fake-diamond-cuff-links-for-years/

    “At least three recipients later learned that the glittery gifts were valuable only as mementos from Trump.”

    “A Trump source told The Post on Tuesday that after The Donald engaged in a fake ringside take-down of wrestling honcho Vince McMahon in 2007, he griped to the promoter that he lost one of his “Trump-stamped’’ cuff links worth $50,000. The source said the links were actually valued at less than $100.

    But “that’s just Donald. It’s just very Donald,” said the insider, who heard the mogul tell the story.

    Trump markets his own line of cuff links through his “Donald J. Trump Signature Collection’’ that are made of metal in China and go for as little as $39.99.

  9. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Donald Trump Says He’s Considering Indexing Capital Gains to Inflation

    …But now it appears that even as he was signing this order, he was telling Bloomberg about a policy change he’s considering that would primarily benefit the wealthiest one percent in the United States.

    In an interview with Bloomberg, the president divulged that he’s weighing the possibility of indexing capital gains taxes according to inflation. The move would result in an additional 100 billion dollars to the rich.

    The president said:

    “There are a lot of people that love it and some people that don’t, But I’m thinking about it very strongly.”

    Assets typically gain value over time, therefore many make the case that taxing investment gains without adjusting for inflation cheats investors out of a growth in value that isn’t profit or value based, but simply inevitable growth due to inflation.

    The policy would exacerbate the already rampant wealth inequality in the United States.

    https://secondnexus.com/news/donald-trump/trump-index-capital-gains-inflation/

  10. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    The policy would exacerbate the already rampant wealth inequality in the United States.

    https://secondnexus.com/news/donald-trump/trump-index-capital-gains-inflation/?viewall=true

  11. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Trump’s latest rally rant is much more alarming and dangerous than usual

    …This time, something different is happening. At this point, there is no longer any denying that Trump continues to direct incendiary attacks against working members of the free press even though his own language is being cited by clearly unhinged people making horrifying death threats against them.

    Trump’s assaults on the media are different in another way, too. Previous presidents have tangled with the press, most notably Richard Nixon, who sicced his vice president on the TV networks. But as I discuss in my forthcoming book, even these presidents maintained a grudging acceptance of the news media as an adversarial mechanism of accountability that legitimately informs the public debate and thus retains a vital institutional role in our democracy.

    Trump simply does not accept this at all. He is trying to destroy this foundational set of ideas in the minds of his supporters. And it seems to be working.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/08/31/trumps-latest-rally-rant-is-much-more-alarming-and-dangerous-than-usual

    • Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Is he setting up the mentally insane defense?

  12. Anon August 31, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/31/trump-confirms-that-he-lied-to-and-insulted-canada.html

    “Canada and Mexico don’t have to make a deal with Trump

    Canada and Mexico could negotiate their own agreement and force Trump to accept their terms. Trump falsely believes that he has magic negotiating powers, but he doesn’t. American jobs could be killed due to Trump’s lies and arrogance. Canada now has confirmation that Trump is looking to compromise and make a deal. The deadline to get this agreement done so it can be given the Republican-controlled Congress is today.”

  13. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    What a scam. Any of you get a feeling that Trump is still in the White House because he was the most powerful people in America who are protecting him? I think if they wanted him gone he would have been gone months ago and Trump knows this. There’s some shady Al Capone shit going on here in America and the Russian mobsters are just the tip of the shitberg.

  14. Anon August 31, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/31/howard-dean-warns-that-trump-may-be-getting-psychotic.html

    “Trump is going to be eaten alive if Democrats win back the House.Trump already is psychotic.

    The president doesn’t have the mental stability, leadership skills, vision, or the political savvy to survive.”

  15. John BaRon Miller August 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Can u say
    “$taged $et up?”
    “OFF THE RECORD COMMENTS to Bloomberg concerning Canada”<Right?! Rat.
    "Oh well"

  16. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    That thumbnail is a favorite, Gryph.
    You expect me to touch that?

  17. Anonymous August 31, 2018 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    So little donnie is scared of Justin and taking it out on citizens of Canada and USA.

  18. viv September 1, 2018 at 6:25 am - Reply

    The first thing I heard about that “leak” was the people in Trump’s own office figured he did the leaking himself. He was even more insincere than usual when whining about it later.

    I dare say Bloomberg are furious about his shit.

    Loathsome creep.

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