Sigh . . .
We’re too polite in Canada to say what we really think of Donald Trump.
Besides, so many of our American sisters and brothers are speaking out — yet again — against their president after he dumped on our prime minister, Justin Trudeau.
It was clear before Trump showed up at the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, this past weekend that he didn’t really want to be there, and he left early — before the climate-change discussion.
Then, as much of the world knows, he criticized Trudeau afterward during his flight to Singapore aboard Air Force One.
So, what is the mood in Canada today after Trump’s outburst?
There’s a lot of shrugging going on across the nation, as in C’est la vie. We’ve come to expect that sort of behaviour from Trump, and some of us may be wondering why he waited so long to target us and alienate us.
But we also know that tomorrow or the day after he may profess his great love for Justin Trudeau and all Canadians. Or he might start planning to build a wall on our border.
You gotta know, though: Canada won’t pay for the wall.
I’m thinking the NAFTA deal might not get done, despite the fact negotiations are still underway. But even if negotiators come up with a deal acceptable to all sides, Trump is likely to torpedo it.
I’ve read reports today that there is no trade imbalance between the U.S. and Canada when you factor in services as well as goods, and that Trump is just plain wrong with his assertion the U.S. has been getting screwed by us.
I really don’t know all the details, but it seems to me that tariffs being imposed by both sides are a form of warfare, and may be a prelude to real missiles some day — if Trump stays in office.
Will the United States invade Canada?
Who would come to our aid?
OK, I don’t seriously think it would come to that.
But then again, with Donald Trump in command, anything is possible.
I don’t think that any country in the world is able to deal with the petulant narcissistic child who is the current President of the United States of America, including the Americans.
We dealt with Nixon. We *can* deal with this narcissistic blowhard. The question is, *will* we?
Will the US invade Canada? Yes but not for another 50 years or so when the States becomes so arid and infertile that Americans will pour across its northern border and they will have guns. By that time, ugly Americans like Trump will be the norm.
When Trump sends out his tedious tweets you have to remember that, as in this instance, his target audience is not Canadians, or whoever is the target in question at the time, but rather it is his knuckle-dragging, gill-breathing, bottom-feeding fanbase that voted for him and will presumably vote for him again in 2020 assuming that he hasn’t had a heart attack, stroke, been shot be one of the citizenry who think he’s not been extreme enough, been incarcerated in a lunatic asylum or incarcerated in prison. It’s always about his base and if he has to alienate the whole world he’ll do it, especially with that other homicidal lunatic, John Bolton, by his side. On that basis, all you can do is shrug your shoulders. As far as people like him and those who think like him are concerned the whole world should sing to America’s tune, which means, for example, that you have to run your country’s economy to the purist free trade business model even if the US doesn’t run it’s economy on that basis. The US is allowed to be hypocritical but nobody else is. Some people are saying that all the ingredients and signals for the repeat of the 1930’s depression are all there already. I don’t know; guess we will just have to wait and see.
Thanks for saying what we Canadians are too polite to say (winks).
Get over it already. Trump is being Trump. Where does it say we have to love our leader, that he has to be diplomatic and kiss everyone’s ass while he gets rich taking graft on the side.
Trump campaigned on making America Great Again, not Canada or Europe.
I am willing to give him a chance. Hopefully Trudeau is doing the same for Canada.
Actually Canada might consider building a wall. As the heat builds up on illegal aliens in America they are moving up to Canada.
And, you said “Give him a chance”.
I do hope that Trudeau and other world leaders have finally had enough of the crybaby Trump and start ghosting him.
Trump’s world view can be summed up very simply: “What’s in it for Trump”?