Open question: why is the Trump Administration “bashing Canada”?

I've been hearing from multiple sources that the Canadians are unloved by Trump's trade negotiation team. This Bloomberg clip gets at the heart of the reports, with the Bloomberg reporter saying that US trade representatives are "bashing Canada" but ready to reach a deal with Mexico in the next month. (watch below or click here)

From the Canadian side of things, you had the Globe & Mail piece I highlighted yesterday, also suggesting talks between the US and Canada were breaking down. The piece was couched as an opportunity for Canada but the undertone was of problems.

EU negotiators were having just as difficult a time with the Trump reactionaries as was the Trudeau government. But they hit on something to win him over; concessions on soybeans and natural gas that allowed Mr. Trump...


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