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Trump apparently made up the meeting where he lied to Canada’s Trudeau

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When Donald Trump bragged to donors about making up facts during a meeting with Justin Trudeau, he apparently was making up the meeting he supposedly had with the Canadian prime minister, Canadian Press correspondent Alexander Panetta reports.

Trump on Wednesday delivered a speech at a fundraiser in Missouri where he “heaped praise on himself” and boasted about lying to Trudeau during a meeting on trade, according to audio obtained by the Washington Post. Trump, per his own account of the meeting with Trudeau, insisted the United States runs a trade deficit with Canada (in fact, the U.S. has a trade surplus with the country).

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“Trudeau came to see me—he’s a good guy, Justin,” Trump said. “He said, ‘No, no, we have no trade deficit with you, we have none. Donald, please.’”

“I didn’t even know,” Trump later admitted. “… I had no idea. I just said, ‘You’re wrong.’”

Trump went on to describe sending “his [Trudeau’s] guy, my guy” out of the room to “check” on the trade status between the United States, only to find out he was “actually right.”

As Penetta reports, “The Canadians are unsure what meeting Trump’s referring to.” Officials suggested to the Canadian reporter that the president could have described “a blend of different chats,” but noted the “anecdote from Trump most resembles a chat they may have had by phone” and would not have included sending officials out of a room.

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“So… this Trump anecdote about making up a fact on an allegedly made up trade metric might have been slightly… made up,” Panetta adds.

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