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Trudeau should not have implemented retaliatory tariffs. That's the low road. Instead he should have taken the high road, stayed the course, and promoted that Canada is an open, predictable, and all round awesome nation. Trumps tariffs put American manufacturers at a comparitive disadvantage. Let's exploit this to attract them to Canada. Besides, if you take the low road with Trump, who knows where the bottom is?
The funny thing is the cars from Canada that Trump is complaining about are cars for the US market, by US companies such as GM, Ford, Chrysler/ Fiat, that the Canadians are building for us because we asked them to. Another thing that Trump has not realized is that there are countries, including some of Trump's buddies, like China, Russia and North Korea, who actively mean us harm. In such an environment, it is helpful to have friends. You may disagree with your friends from time to time, but you do not do so by calling them names. The world is an interconnected place and people are less willing to help out when they have been the subject of personal attacks. I don't know if it is possible to get this idea through Trump's hairdo, but there are more people in the world than just him, and the time will come when he will need these people.
I think I understand why Trump was elected, but we picked a seriously flawed vessel to carry our discontent with the status quo.
So funny. The liberal editors of this increasingly-progressive rag are angry at Donald Trump. They use ANY opportunity including an interview with the Canadian PM to tee off.
Sad. Seems like they could've learned so much more by dropping their political agenda.
The French are bullying the Italians.
France's Emmanuel Macron blasts Italy for 'cynicism' over migrant ship
Macron would send the French Fleet - is there one? - to get the boat, but there aren't any old ladies on board for him to ogle over.
President Trump was the only adult at the G-7. For years, we have been caving in to the progressive leaches who use the U.S. as a source of easy money. Well, the party is over. The pusillanimous Europeans need to start paying for their own defense, college educations, and medical care, just like most Americans. The U.S. has been paying for their freeloading for way too long. Notably, Canada is no exception.
Like Obama, Justin Trudeau is an irrelevant leftist aberration in Canadian history. He needs to go back to looking in the mirror and fixing his fake eyebrow rather than commenting on an economy that he clearly does not understand.
The real danger to our world economy is the so-called "progressive" left that will usher in a new form of globalist fascist socialism. The left is the clear and present danger that threatens world peace and real economic development. They need WW III to cull the herd and reshape the world in their tyrannical image:
. No borders
. No religion
. State controlled employment/job assignments
. No private property
. No individual freedoms
. No firearms (so no self defense against a tyrannical government)
Essentially, everything that our founding fathers envisioned will be destroyed to create a new Marxist dystopia. As long as real men with any testosterone remain--unlike Trudeau--this will never happen.
When Hitler rose to power in Germany, other leaders went to great lengths to accommodate him and thereby legitimated him in the eyes of many Germans for whom he had been previously illegitimate. And by making continuous concessions, the other leaders merely encouraged Hitler's ambition. We know the consequences.
Now Trump is clearly not Hitler. Hitler was self-controlled, knew what he wanted, and was cunning. Trump is merely a blustering infantile halfwit.
But by continuing the diplomatic pretense that Trump is slightly more than a spoiled baby-man, the G6 leaders legitimize him and indulge him. The consequence, as was the case with the shouty little German dictator, is the same: he expands his self-confidence and acts with ever-greater impulsiveness.
When Trump was elected, the only rational course for the other leaders of the G7 was to shun him and proceed about world affairs in the knowledge that the USA would be an absent and unreliable partner for the duration of the Trump administration. Instead they fell into the trap of assuming that Trump could be "brought into the fold." Eighteen months of hard experience has taught them little; Trudeau continues to talk as though it were possible to manage a situation in which the most powerful office in the world is occupied by a blabbering moron. This is a very unwise approach. Even if other G7 leaders in private have nothing but scorn and contempt for Trump, the act of being diplomatic in public reinforces Trump's capacity to continue as a flabby human wrecking ball.
We are long past the time for hard decisions. It's a real shame that the other G7 leaders continue to imagine they can stumble along hoping for the best when the evidence clearly points to the opposite conclusion.
Any rejection by these leftist G-7 Marxists is a badge of honor for President Trump. Contrary to the babblings of the incoherent left, Trump is right on target. These so-called "progressives" prove that--according to psychiatrist, Dr. Lyle Rossiter--liberalism is a mental disorder. Liberals, like the ones at the G-7, take their childhood fantasies into their adult life. No, the U.S. is not a surrogate Mommy and Daddy. It is time to pay your own way and stop the whining and temper tantrums.
I think I have figured out why TE disables its comments section for many of its articles...
Whenever anything controversial to certain countries (like China for example) are printed, the message board gets inundated with spam.
And the software teams who run this site are completely incapable of handling it.
(Not surprising given the dreadful quality of software this site runs on... Just today I tried to Report someone and my Linux-based Chrome browser did not work. If the software 'experts' cannot code the simplest of dialog widgets on HTML5 in 2018, one can well imagine what's happening elsewhere in the site)
While I do not agree with all of Trudeau’s policies - I do agree with him in politely standing up for Canada in the face of the farcically idiotic American White House. There is indeed a special place in hell for Canada at the moment - being in such close proximity, physically and economically, with the new Empire of the Sun King.
JustIn Turd.o aka Fidelito stood up for HumanKind. So kind of him.
Mr Trudeau, if you read this TE blog, know the sympathies of many are with you regarding Mr Trump's false accusation of your allegedly making false statements. What Mr Trump says is all on record for the world to see from his own tweets. So don't take anything he says to heart.
Re the rant that German automobiles “flooding the U.S. Market”, Mr Trump forgot that many drivers prefer automobiles NOT made in America, from Honda to Toyota to BMW to Mercedes to Porsche ... for the simple reason they are better cars and infinitely better looking, unlike the ghastly looking American made cars - big, chunky and gaudy looking. Do consumers not have a choice????? Such bizarre logic.
Please know that most Americans agree with President Trump. Notably, you are viewed as an irrelevant, feckless, leftist leader who doen't have a clue. President Trump does not need to apologize to anyone. In fact, I wish that President Trump was tougher on these nitwits who would sell their mothers to stay in power.
Trudeau should call Kim Jong Un and ask what is the secret to appease Donald Trump. It will help him to win Trump's favor.
Maybe Trudeau needs nuclear deterent to bomb Trump tower. Then Trump will relent.
Speaking as a Canadian I agree Trump is correct about Trudeau, who is a National embarrassment and totally out of his depth. But it was bad manners to make the statements in that form, even his opponents have to support Trudeau on that. Trudeau ignores the dairy issues because he is terrified of losing votes in Ontario and Quebec, but dairy farmers are 1 % of the population, while consumers are 100% of the population.
"Justin Trudeau on standing up to America, and the threats to liberal values"
The comma above is wrongly placed.
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Justin Trudeau thinks it is okay to charge a 270% Tariff on USA milk imports....because of national security.
But it's not okay for the USA to charge 20% on Canada steel imports because of national security??
I agree with the USA President on this issue.
You are not right. You should consider the sequence of the events. 270% tariff is retaliation!