Watch: Trump Tells Reporters Argentina President Macri Used To be Younger, Implies He’s Not a ‘Civilian’
During his first scheduled meeting at the G-20 in Argentina on Friday, President Donald Trump commented on his past business dealings in the South America country and his friendship with the country’s president, Mauricio Macri.
Trump remarked that he once did business with Macri’s father during his “civilian days.”
“I actually did business his father,” Trump said of Macri, according to the newspaper. “That was in my civilian days.”
He also felt the need to let people know that the Argentina president used “to be younger.”
“We’ve known each other a long time,” he said. “I have been friends with Mauricio for a long time… People wouldn’t know that he was a very young man, a very handsome man.”
“You’re my friend a long time and you’re doing an excellent job,” Trump said.
His comments came ahead of the president’s signing of a trade deal with the leaders of Mexico and Canada meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Trump has long criticized.
Trump signed the trade deal Friday alongside the two other leaders, which will now go to the Senate for ratification.
Watch the video below, via CNN:
Donald Trump talks about his long-standing friendship with Argentina's President Macri as the G20 Summit kicks off.
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What a weird thing to say.