Trump Blasts Bloomberg For Allegedly Violating Off-The-Record Agreement

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Amber Athey White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump slammed Bloomberg on Friday for allegedly leaking off-the-record comments he made during an interview with the news publication.

Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star published “leaked” comments on Friday that the president made to Bloomberg off the record. In those comments, Trump suggested he wouldn’t compromise with Canada in NAFTA negotiations, stating, “it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal.”

A Bloomberg spokesperson did not deny that they were the source of the leak, stating only, “When we agree that something is off the record, we respect that.”

Trump tweeted about the situation on Friday afternoon and dismissed the leak as “just more dishonest reporting.”

“Wow, I made OFF THE RECORD COMMENTS to Bloomberg concerning Canada, and this powerful understanding was BLATANTLY VIOLATED,” Trump wrote. “Oh well, just more dishonest reporting. I am used to it.”

“At least Canada knows where I stand!” he concluded.

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