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London (United Kingdom), Dec 3 (Canadian-Media): Ignoring United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump's comment that Trudeau was "two-faced", Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada's relationship with the United States is "extremely strong," despite Trump calling him "two-faced", media reports said.
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Besides defence spending, Trump and Trudeau were expected to talk about some high-profile and sensitive files during their meeting on Tuesday, including the detention of the two Canadian men in China and the progress of the new North American free trade deal.
"I think people know that the relationship between Canada and the United States is deep and goes far beyond...we have a very good and constructive relationship between me and the president...and I have a very good relationship with President Trump and his team."
Trump was late at the meeting of the world leaders gathered in London at the NATO summit and Trudeau had said, "He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference at the top."
When asked about Trudeau's comments on Tuesday, Trump responded "he's two-faced."
"I find him to be a nice guy, but the truth is, I called him out on the fact that he's not paying two per cent and I guess he's not very happy about it," said Trump, referring to the target for spending on defense.
"So I called him out on that, and I'm sure he wasn't happy about that, but that's the way it is," said Trump, after the Trudeau video made international headlines.
"It's Canada. They have money."