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Trump on Talks with Trudeau: Relationship ‘Better Than It’s Ever Been’

President Donald Trump met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 Summit on Friday and despite his Twitter bluster the night before, seemed to suggest the relationship between the two leaders was just fine.

Our “relationship is probably as good, if not better than it’s ever been,” Trump said during an encounter in front of the press.

He also joked that “Justin has agreed to cut all tariffs,” a remark that drew at least a bit of laugh.

Trump’s friendly encounter with Trudeau is especially notable because just Thursday night, POTUS was lashing out at Canada, Trudeau and other G7 nations on social media.

“Why isn’t the European Union and Canada informing the public that for years they have used massive Trade Tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers against the U.S. Totally unfair to our farmers, workers & companies?” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!”

Trump also called Trudeau out as indignant and sent out a message to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Trudeau and Macron also had words for Trump, saying this during a joint press conference in Canada about the Trump administration’s rationale for new tariffs: “This is ridiculous to think they could be a threat to national security. In fact, we are the closest friends the United States has had in quite some time.”

Trump is currently planning to leave the G7 Summit early before the climate change talks.

Watch above, via NBC.

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