President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have reportedly exchanged some handwritten correspondence that defy the usual diplomatic exchanges between the two countries.
In the first instance, Trump reached for the May 1-7 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek that had a picture of “The Anti-Trump” Trudeau on the cover. The president removed it from the rest of the periodical and added his personal notation with a silver Sharpie marker: “Looking good! Hope it’s not true!” according to sources close to Axios.
The two also shared written notes over the United States supposedly having a trade deficit with Canada. On Dec. 8, 2017 Trump told a Pensacola, Florida rally that one of the reasons the U.S. need to replace NAFTA was because of the alleged negative trade balance. (RELATED: Trudeau Says He Understands Trump Better But That Doesn’t Mean He’ll Necessarily ‘Hang Out’ With Him)
Trump again used his Sharpie marker, writing something like “Not good!” on a document that purported to show the trade deficit.
But Trudeau soon pointed out in a hand-written response that Trump was only talking about the total amount of goods flowing between the two countries and not including the services. Trudeau flatly called out Trump for misrepresenting the situation to his cheering crowd.