President Trump confirmed Wednesday he rejected the opportunity to meet privately with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Fox Business Network reporter Susan Li asked Trump about rumors to that effect.

"His tariffs are too high and he doesn't seem to want to move, so I told him, 'forget about it,'" Trump told Li

Trump said he does not have a good relationship with Canada's diplomatic delegation, including foreign minister Chrystia Freeland.

"We're thinking about taxing cars coming in from Canada," he said. "We don't like their representative very much."

Trump said Mexico has been "totally great" in negotiating trade with the U.S.


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Trump had kind words for incoming left-wing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, calling him "great."

He said that he will let the Mexican trade deal go through Congress as federal policy requires, but hopes it will come to legal fruition.

Returning to criticizing Canada, he ripped America's neighbor to the north for a long-imposed tariff of nearly 300 percent on some dairy products.

"How do you sell a dairy product at 300 percent?" he said, adding that it is obviously Canada's way to back-door a trade barrier disguised as a tariff.


UPDATE: A spokeswoman for Trudeau disputed Trump's account, saying in a statement, "No meeting was requested. We don't have any comment beyond that."


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