Trump Continues His Petty Presidency, Vows to Make Canada Pay for Trudeau’s Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the official agenda on the second day of the G-7 summit June 9, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada. Also pictured are (from left) Larry Kudlow, director of the U.S. National Economic Council; Theresa May, U.K. prime minister; Emmanuel Macron, French president; Merkel; Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japanese deputy chief Cabinet secretary; Shinzō Abe, Japan prime minister; Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Japanese senior deputy minister for foreign affairs; John Bolton, U.S. national security adviser; and Trump.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the official agenda on the second day of the G-7 summit June 9, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada. Also pictured are (from left) Larry Kudlow, director of the U.S. National Economic Council; Theresa May, U.K. prime minister; Emmanuel Macron, French president; Merkel; Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japanese deputy chief Cabinet secretary; Shinzō Abe, Japan prime minister; Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Japanese senior deputy minister for foreign affairs; John Bolton, U.S. national security adviser; and Trump.
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Welp, the G-7 summit happened, and as expected, the president of the United States showed his entire untanned ass on a global stage. And even though the party has ended, that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from holding a grudge.

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Apparently Trump believes that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shaded him during a speech he made at the meeting.

Here’s how Trump explained the situation Tuesday at a press conference in Singapore after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un:

“When I got out to the plane, I think that Justin probably didn’t know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions,” CNBC reports. “And I see the television and he’s giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States, and I say, ‘push him around’? We just shook hands. It was very friendly. ... No, I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau. I really did, other than he had a news conference, that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn’t watching. He learned. That’s going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada. He learned. You can’t do that. You can’t do that.”

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According to what has been reported, what Trudeau said wasn’t even that bad. After the G-7 meeting, Trudeau called the tariffs imposed on Canada by the U.S. for aluminum and steel insulting and said, “Canadians are polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around.”

Trump then tweeted Saturday evening: “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting’ and he ‘will not be pushed around.’ Very dishonest & weak,” according to CNBC.

Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Canada of stabbing the U.S. in the back. His trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox News, “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” CNBC reports.

Really? Canada? All this smoke for Canada?

We must never forget that Trump is a petty bitch who lives for drama, and he literally tries to push everyone around, so Trudeau’s noting that he wouldn’t allow it should’ve been a given. And I guess neither Trump nor anyone on his staff realizes that Canada has always been considered “our neighbors to the north,” so there is no need to get all Pusha T with the Drakes, since they are our friends.

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None of that matters to Trump, who honestly believes that the Canadian prime minister was trying to pull a fast one on him by making that statement while he was on the plane. At this point, Trump is the bully who’s looking to pick fights with countries he believes he can push around. Keep in mind that his comments about Trudeau came after he met with the tyrant of North Korea.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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DISCUSSION

Trudeau has literally been saying since the tariffs were imposed that Canada would retaliate and that we would not be pushed around. He has repeated it often and loudly for weeks. Trump has managed to unite the entirety of the Canadian political landscape behind Trudeau. This motion received unanimous support:

The motion calls for the House to strongly oppose U.S. imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, support the Canadian Government in its decision to impose retaliatory tariffs, continue to support Canadian farmers, and “reject disparaging ad hominem statements by U.S. officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute.”

The motion also asks the House to recognize the importance of Canada’s relationship with the U.S., and to stand with Canadian workers and communities the depend directly and indirectly on said trade relationship.

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/ndp-gets-unanimous-consent-in-house-to-support-motion-supporting-trudeau-against-trump

Trump really has zero idea what he is risking by doing shit like this. The North American auto sector is basically one giant machine. Any tariffs imposed on it will result in almost a million lost jobs in America and hundreds of thousands in Canada. It will skyrocket the price of cars on both sides of the border. Canada also supplies a shit ton of energy to the states (40% oil imports, 97% natural gas imports, and a bunch of electricity). In a single day, we could throw the American energy sector into chaos (which our auto sector unions are calling for if auto tariffs are imposed).

Hell, just take Ohio:

“Canada is Ohio’s #1 CUSTOMER,” the Ohio-specific report shouted, further noting that 308,700 jobs in Ohio depend on Canada, with $18.9 billion in annual exports in goods from Ohio to Canada, compared with $12.2 billion of goods imported from Canada. “Canada buys more goods from Ohio,” the report card concluded, “than its next eight largest merchandise export markets combined.”

Funny part is, for all his attacks, Trump hasn’t managed to get a single clap back response from our government. Trudeau was asked multiple times today about that “In hell” comment an adviser made and he literally wouldn’t respond to it.

Our trade minster also said today:

“From day one we have said that we expected moments of drama and that we would keep calm and carry on throughout those moments of drama,” and “From the very outset we have said that we welcome the opportunity to modernize NAFTA and we think there are real opportunities to bring a very good agreement into the 21st century. And from the beginning we have said that our approach would be to hope for the best, to work for the best possible outcome, but to always be prepared for the worst, to have a Plan B, C, D, E and F and maybe to the end of the alphabet.”

We are trying to be the adults with a toddler screaming at our knees yelling “Pay attention to me! It’s not fair! I have big hands, see!”