Trump Confirms Leaked Statements, Doubles Down On Them

President Trump took another opportunity to blast the press after his off-the-record comments were made public.

President Donald Trump confirmed Friday afternoon that leaked off-the-record statements he made to Bloomberg News reporters Thursday were authentic and he doubled down on them, saying at least Canada knows where I stand!

Trump also took the opportunity to rail against the media once again, saying the powerful understanding of OFF THE RECORD COMMENTS was BLATANTLY VIOLATED.

The comments in question were regarding Trumps attempt to strike a trade deal with Canada, negotiations for which were slated to continue Friday morning.

According to The Toronto Star, Trump said he did not want to make disparaging remarks publicly so as not to derail negotiations:

> In remarks Trump wanted to be off the record, Trump told Bloomberg News reporters on Thursday, according to a source, that he is not making any compromises at all in the talks with Canada but that he cannot say this publicly because its going to be so insulting theyre not going to be able to make a deal.

> Heres the problem. If I say no the answers no. If I say no, then youre going to put that, and its going to be so insulting theyre not going to be able to make a deal ... I cant kill these people, he said of the Canadian government.