Trudeau Denies Trump’s Tariffs Played A Role In Trade Negotiations

Trudeau Denies Trump’s Tariffs Played A Role In Trade Negotiations

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denied claims that United States-imposed tariffs contributed to his decision to sign a new North American trade agreement in an interview Monday with CNN’s Poppy Harlow.

“Did tariffs force Canada’s hand here?” Harlow asked.

“On the contrary, we have been open from the very beginning to negotiate a new and modernized NAFTA,” Trudeau said. He added, “We were always willing to come to the table, to sit down and negotiate. And we have.”

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