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"Experts" say Trudeau back stabbed Trump? Don't you mean Trump flunkies?

Special place in Hell? Because Trudeau said Canada won't be pushed around?

Canada is the biggest trading partner the U.S. has with an over 2 billion dollar trade surplus favouring the States.

Making special place in hell comments about the Canadian Prime Minister who said nothing in the press conference that he hadn't already said earlier in both public and private is pretty damn STOOOOOPID!

This kind of irrational over-reaction by the Trump administration is eye opening for the world as far as Trump's thin skinned, intemperate behaviour is concerned.

No matter how Trump's people may rationalize their behaviour by saying they want their leader to look tough before facing Kim Jong Un that is not justification for speaking about an ally with whom they have trade disagreements in such a disgraceful manner, employing heated rhetoric that should be reserved for a political enemy. And just how is Kim Jong Un going to be intimidated anyway by an American President who can't work in unison with his own allies, and stoops to personal attacks upon one of their leaders?

Putin invades the Ukraine and Russians tried to influence the 2016 U.S. election (and are still trying to undermine U.S. democratic institutions today), yet Trump verbally carries his water for him at every opportunity. Trudeau says he will stand up for Canada and that he will reluctantly employ tariffs in response to tariffs of Trump's and Trump uses rhetoric upon him that he doesn't dare use with a man who is a clear enemy of America.

So does any of this make sense to even the most hard core Trump supporter? Or does "making sense" not really matter to them, just so long as their leader is playing the role of tough guy, no matter how much harm may impact long time relationships with allies in the process?

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2 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Actor Robert De Niro slams Trump at Toronto event, apologizing for President’s ‘idiotic’ behaviour


Film star Robert De Niro spoke out against U.S. President Donald Trump at an event in Toronto on Monday, just hours after he slammed Mr. Trump with a four-letter insult at the Tony Awards.

Mr. De Niro was sharing a stage with Toronto Mayor John Tory at the groundbreaking ceremony for a downtown condo-hotel project being launched by the Nobu restaurant chain, a business in which Mr. De Niro is a partner.

In his remarks, Mr. De Niro echoed his anger at Mr. Trump from the night before – but this time, with a G rating.

“I just wanted to make a note of apology for the idiotic behaviour of my President,” Mr. De Niro said, as the crowd assembled for the event cheered. “It’s a disgrace. And I apologize to Justin Trudeau too and the other people in the G7. It’s disgusting.”

The mayor, in his remarks at the event, also addressed Mr. De Niro’s comments: “Sir, with regard to the comments in the news today, I have only two words to say: Thank you.”


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Trump's tweets undo weekend of G7 diplomacy — and puzzle Canadian officials

Trudeau said nothing Saturday he hasn't said before, his office says

It was an outburst that came out of the blue.

In the hours after Donald Trump launched a personal Twitter attack on Justin Trudeau from Air Force One, Canadian officials were at a loss to explain the U.S. president's anger over statements the prime minister made during his news conference to close the G7 summit.

Nothing Trudeau said was new. The Prime Minister's Office later made that point in a statement, adding that Trudeau had made those comments privately to Trump as well.


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Trudeau stands up for his country, like any true leader should, saying that Canadians are polite but won't be pushed around, and what is the response from a knee jerk Trump supporter?

A headline about "Bombing Canada" and a bogus cartoon. If Trudeau was intimidated by Trump he wouldn't have made his statement about placing counter tariffs on the U.S., would he?

By the way, Jake, as for your fantasy macho Trump cartoon, ever notice that your glorious leader is always at his boldest when he's away from people and on twitter? When it comes to actual physical encounters with others he usually tries to get along as best he can.

Then, again, real facts mean so little to you, such as the overall 8 billion dollar good and services trade SURPLUS  the U.S. has with Canada. Better to post a headline about bombing a nation that stood beside you in two world wars, Korea and Afghanistan instead because your glorious leader threw an irrational hissy fit over a Trudeau statement in which he stood up for his country. Trump doesn't like that - he's so used to those around him bowing.

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These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy.

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Notes: Judi Ann T. McLeod (born 1944) is a Canadian journalist who operates the conservative Canadian website, Canada Free Press (CFP), which publishes news stories, features, and editorials. Featured a “Countdown until Obama leaves Office.” Has a strong Christian Right bias and does not always support the general consensus of science. (10/2/2016)


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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

You wouldn’t know it from Trump, but we export far more dairy products to Canada than we import from them. @Morning_Joe



3 hours ago, jakeem said:

Newsflash: According to the World Bank, US tariffs are higher than Canada’s. @Morning_Joe


Just the facts ma'am,  just the facts!

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Trump’s tantrums and the world economy

The G7 meeting in Quebec Canada was a landmark in many ways.  First, there was a clear break in the usual bland unity of purpose and policy expressed at G7 meetings by the leaders of the top seven capitalist countries in the world.


Just before the G7 meeting US president Donald Trump had announced a series of protectionist tariff measures against the rest of the G7, including its closest neighbour Canada on the grounds of “national security” – apparently Canada is now a security risk to the US.  In doing so, Trump fulfilled his election promises.

At the meeting Trump slammed into the other leaders claiming that their governments were imposing ‘unfair’ trading rules on US products and they needed to reduce their surpluses on trade with the US.  The other leaders had already responded to the US tariff measures with planned reciprocal tariffs on key US exports and now they replied to Trump’s attacks with arguments and evidence that, on the contrary, it was the US that restricted foreign imported goods and services.

And thus the trade war has begun – a war that the major capitalist economies have not engaged in since the 1930s depression and which was supposed to be resolved by international agreements like General Agreement on Tariifs and Trade (GATT), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the post-war period.  Trump has called the WTO the worst possible trade deal and NAFTA the next worst (for America).  America had protected European and Japanese capitalist states with its armies and nuclear weapons against the supposed Russian threat and now it was time they paid their way both in defence spending and in ‘fairer’ trade deals.  The real irony in this argument by Trump was that then he called for Russia, the supposed enemy, to be restored to a place at the top table – talk about adding insult to injury.

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