We know President Trump and his dishonest team took their hatred toward Canada in such a hysterical direction last weekend. But we don’t know why.
During a press conference at the G-7 summit in Quebec on Saturday, a journalist asked Trump about the frayed relationships with allied leaders. After finding out that the reporter works for CNN, stupid Trump whined about CNN for a bit, then he bragged idiotically about his imaginary personal closeness with Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, the French President Emanuel Macron, and Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister.
“I would say that the level of relationship is a 10,” Trump boasted ignorantly. “We have a great relationship. Angela and Emmanuel and Justin. I would say the relationship is a 10.”
Not long after, the Canadian prime minister hosted a press conference where he repeated the same obvious things he’s said in public and private for quite some time, at which point Donald Trump turned to Twitter and then inadvertently suggested that the CNN reporter that he chastised was right.
“Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!
“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. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”
People on Trump’s White House team, getting their misguided cues from an idiotic boss, piled on. Larry Kudlow, who is the director of White House’s National Economic Council, said Trudeau’s comments are a “betrayal,” lying that the Trudeau “stabbed us in the back” then delivered a supposed “slap in the face.” (Nobody can simultaneously stab a person in the back and also slap them in the face.)
Trump’s tweets show that he said that his tariffs were “in response to” Canada’s protective trade policy for dairy products. This was one of those very rare instances in which Donald Trump made a serious mistake by accidentally saying his genuine beliefs.
When the president declared his tariffs against steel and aluminum, his official line was that it was necessary for national security reasons. Via Twitter, Trump admitted that his given reason was a lie.