April 25, 2017 / 8:32 PM / 4 months ago

Trump says he does not fear a trade war with Canada

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump departs after a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2017.Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he did not fear a trade war with Canada because of the trade dynamics between the two neighbors.

"They have a tremendous surplus with the United States, whenever they have a surplus I have no fear," Trump said during a White House meeting with farmers. "We have massive trade deficits, so when we're the country with trade deficits, we have no fear."

Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Peter Cooney

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