Trump has proven that he is willing to buddy up with dictatorial world leaders while alienating America’s greatest allies. Notice how the media hasn’t had a chance to focus on Trump’s connection to Putin lately? That’s not an accident.
Yesterday, news oozed of Trump’s proposed ban on German luxury car imports that he leaked to French President Macron during Macron’s recent state visit to the White House. Trump then upped the ante by announcing new steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and several other nations.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the issue during a press conference, stating, “Let me be clear: These tariffs are totally unacceptable.”
He continued, “Canadians have served alongside Americans in two world wars and in Korea. From the beaches of Normandy to the mountains of Afghanistan, we have fought and died together.”
According to the Trump administration, the new tariffs are related to national security. Trudeau commented:
“Canada is a secure supplier of aluminum and steel to the U.S. defense industry, putting aluminum in American planes and steel in American tanks,” adding, “That Canada could be considered a national security threat to the United States is inconceivable.”
“These tariffs are an affront to the long-standing security partnership between Canada and the United States, and in particular, to the thousands of Canadians who have fought and died alongside American comrades-in-arms,” the Candian PM concluded.
Former President Obama is undoubtedly shaking his head over this ordeal.
What is your reaction?