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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi to Prime Minister Trudeau: Time to Calm Down the Rhetoric - Nobody’s Winning

June 10, 2018
Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's criticism of President Trump on the ongoing trade negotiations between the United States and Canada:

"While I have serious concerns about President Trump’s approach to trade talks with Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau has placed our trade relationship with Canada at risk by publicly feuding with President Trump on the world stage. As a representative of Illinois, a state with one of the most important trade relationships with Canada, I have every desire to see our negotiations with Canada continue productively and beneficially, but Prime Minister Trudeau is sabotaging that cause by driving both sides into their corners instead of encouraging a more diplomatic dialogue. Prime Minister Trudeau may reap some political benefit through feuding with President Trump, but by engaging with the President on the terms he has so far, instead of on mutually productive ones, he is imperiling the economic well-being of millions of Canadians and Americans."