Trump rejects Canada leader Justin Trudeau's request to meet, unhappy with NAFTA talks
FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions from the media in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said he rejected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s request for a meeting during the UN General Assembly this week because bilateral North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks are going poorly and the United States is unhappy with Canada’s negotiators.

Trump said he would not accept the meeting with Trudeau “because his tariffs are too high, and he doesn’t seem to want to move and I’ve told him, ‘Forget about it and frankly we’re just thinking about just taxing cars coming in from Canada,’” Trump said. “That’s the motherlode, that’s the big one.”

Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Cynthia Osterman