Trump Denies Lying About Trade To Canadian PM

The Hill reports:

President Trump on Thursday insisted that the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada after he reportedly acknowledged mentioning the deficit to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a meeting without knowing if it the claim was actually true.

Trump tweeted that the U.S. does “have a Trade Deficit with Canada” noting that the U.S. has a deficit “with almost all countries.”

According to the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, the U.S. runs a $24.6 billion services trade surplus with Canada and a $12.1 billion deficit on goods. That means that the U.S. ultimately runs a $12.5 billion goods and services trade surplus with Canada.