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A media-leak-off-the-record comments by President Trump has roiled the high-wire negotiations with Canada on the North American free trade agreement.

Trump has been trying to negotiate a new NAFTA Region, with the two trading partners. He announced Monday that he has secured a tentative deal with Mexico and said, “we’ll see,” if Canada is a part of the new agreement. The administration had an appointment for Friday for an agreement with Canada.

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But The Toronto Star reported that comments from an off-the-record part of the Oval Office, conversation between Trump and Bloomberg News. In these remarks, Trump said he is to compromise with a Prime Minister Justin Trudeau-government, however, is not to say so publicly because “it’s not an insult, that you are going to be able to make a deal.”

“Here’s the problem. If I say no, the answer is no. If I say no, then you are set to go, and it is not an insult, that you are going to be able to make a deal … I can’t with these people, people kill people,” he said of the Trudeau government.

In another remark, he should not be released, Trump said the deal was “completely on our terms” and, allegedly, suggested that he had tried to spook the Canadians with the threat of car-fares.

President Trump and the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau had an awkward relationship at times.

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After the article was published, Trump, the media slammed via Twitter for “BLATANTLY” against the interview conditions, to ensure during the search Canada.

“Wow, I have OFF-THE-RECORD COMMENTS to Bloomberg about Canada, and this powerful understanding was BLATANTLY VIOLATED. Well, it’s just more dishonest reporting. I’m used to it. At least Canada knows where I am!” he tweeted.

Wow, I have OFF-THE-RECORD COMMENTS to Bloomberg about Canada, and this powerful understanding was BLATANTLY VIOLATED. Well, it’s just more dishonest reporting. I’m used to it. At least Canada knows where I stand!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2018

TRUMP SAYS THAT HE ‘QUIT’ THE NAFTA REGION, ANNOUNCES A NEW TRADE AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO

On the plate, Trump had told Bloomberg that a deal was “close”.

“I think that Canada is a deal at some point. It can be made from Friday, or it may, within a period of time. But ultimately you have no choice,” he said.

But then, according to The star, he also allegedly said, “Off the record: all of our conditions. Total.”

The comments have since then made their way to Trudeau-government, causing problems for the talks.

The star reported that it asked its management about the remarks, directly in front of a crucial meeting on Friday. Further, the Star has reported that Trudeau team “saw it as a confirmation of their suspicions that Trump has the team not really planning to threaten” – and increased the offers to the American negotiators at the beginning of the Friday session.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement: “The Canadian and American negotiators to continue to work on achieving a win-win business, the advantages of both countries.”

Asked for comment, the Canadian government pointed to statements made by Trudeau, who said, “We will only sign a contract if there is a good deal for Canada. Again, no deal is better than a bad deal for Canada and for Canadians, and that is exactly what we are yet to be fixed.”

It is unclear, how the stars themselves to get the off-record comments. The article said that they were not denied by a “source”, and Bloomberg ‘ s editor-in-chief.

A Bloomberg spokesperson told Fox News: “If we agree that something is off the record, and we respect that.”

Daniel Dale that the star reporter whose name was on the article, said that the Canadian side was “and complained to me about the Trump team shows no flexibility at all, even before I asked for comment this morning on the Trump quotes.”

“You will see the quotes as a confirmation of the suspicion, that the Trump team work, a win-win deal today,” he tweeted.

The Canadian side complained to me about the Trump team shows no flexibility at all, even before I asked for comment this morning on the Trump-quotes. You can see the quotes as a confirmation of the suspicion, that the Trump team work, a win-win deal today.

— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 31, 2018

In August, Trump Canada threatened with car rates, if the United States and Canada, you can’t forge a deal.

“Canada will have to wait,” Trump tweeted. “Their tariffs and trade barriers are much too high. Will tax cars, if we don’t make a deal!”

Trump has been a critic of the NAFTA Region for decades, and during his election campaign, described it as “the worst deal maybe ever signed, anywhere.”

Fox News’ Alex Pappas, Andrew O’reilly, Blake Burman and Susan contributed to Li to this report.

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.

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