American President Trump attended a Republican fundraiser this week. He took the opportunity to talk about the trade deficit and brag about coercing Canada into the new North American trade deal — the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA).

In his long, nonsensical speech, he talked about his tough approach to negotiating with trade partners like China and Canada. He also stated that all other nations were taking advantage of the United States.

He took a particular aim at Canada, calling the nation "very tough."

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TL;DR President Trump took aim at Canada this week during a speech at a Republican fundraiser. He said that Canadians are "not all nice" and rambled on about our "unfair" trade practices with the United States.

The President's full speech can be found in the video below from the Washington Post. He begins talking about Canada around the 1:46:00 mark.

He stated "“Canada is very, very tough. We love Canada. We think of the beautiful song, the ice hockey games. 'O Canada,' isn’t it beautiful?"

The "beautiful song" — also known as the Canadian national anthem.

He goes on to say, "but in the meantime, they knock the hell out of us on trade, and they have been doing it for a long time and they are very tough.”

He claims that the US has a trade deficit with many countries. However, Canada has historically always had a trade deficit with the United State. The U.S. actually had a $12.5 billion trade surplus with Canada in 2016.

Trump goes on to say that Canadians "are not all nice," but that he "has made them nice."

The speech has been met with hostility in Canada. Former prime minister Kim Campbell had this to say about Trump:

Short, derisive, and somehow still polite. That tweet encompasses Canada's reaction to Trump.

Other Twitter users are not mincing their words:

Trump is up for re-election in 2020. His popularity is still high with his supporters but many have been speculating that a Democrat win may be a possibility.


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