Trump Falsely Accused Canada Of Burning Down White House During Call With Trudeau: Report
President Donald Trump reportedly falsely accused Canada of burning down the White House — during the War of 1812 — during a heated phone call on May 25 with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The two leaders were discussing the recent tariff that Trump placed on Canadian, Mexico and the European Union for “national security” reasons, notes CNN.
Trudeau asked Trump on how he could justify the tariff as a “national security” issue, and Trump reportedly replied, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?”
British troops burned down the White House during the War of 1812, not Canada, in retaliation for a U.S. attack on York, Ontario, which eventually became part of Canada.