President Trump Calls Out Canadian Hypocrisy On Tariffs

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott)

By 1600 Staff

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waited until President Trump left a meeting the the G7 nations to pick a fight on trade tariffs. The prime minister made headlines when he said of his country: “Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around” referencing the American effort to lower Canadian tariffs.

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Of course, the president responded.

The president’s top economic advisor Larry Kudlow said that the remarks represented a betrayal by Canada, and said that the president would not weakly accept the Canadian posturing on trade ahead of the meeting with North Korea.

Peter Navarro, White House Trade Advisor, told Fox’s Chris Wallace on Sunday:

“Chris, 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. And that’s what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference. That’s what week, dishonest Justin Trudeau did. And that comes right from Air Force One. And I’ll tell you this, to my friends in Canada, that was one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history.”

President Trump will move forward with the reciprocal tariffs, until Canada moves off its own tariffs on American goods.

RELATED: Why President Trump Is Standing Up To Allies On Trade

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Burna J Hoover
Burna J Hoover
3 years ago

Enough is enough stop the illegal immigration now. Along with all these people come more pollution of all kinds. A drain on the tax payers dollars. For all those who want open borders should pay to support these people . There would be a mass change in their behavior. Just get on with doing something about it. Take all the names of these people making these insane decisions and send them a bill to support all these illegals if they want them here. As a child I remember eating popcorn three times a day to keep from starving while my country rebuilt Europe. Stop the corruption while you are on a roll. Wow! I feel a lot better.

Chastran
Chastran
3 years ago

President Trump’s comments certainly raised some eyebrows in Canada. Trudeau is still looking for one of his…

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

Cuomo is obviously interested in only one thing: Making Trump look like a jerk, and John McCain never fails to jump on the “other (left) side of the aisle” Kudlow was an absolute breath of fresh air on CNN. May Cuomo be the first one on CNN to choke on that fresh air.

dprato
dprato
3 years ago

While this statement may not be directly related to this particular commentary it is important for all Trump supporters to consider.
If most reasonable thinking people would think about their observations of the Left, Liberals and Democrats over the last two years they would see a group of people among them that are totally unhinged, irrational, hypocritical, liars, cheats, and their credibility is zero. We have been subjected to violent behavior, attacks on the Constitution, Religion, and the laws of the land. When people protect individuals who come here illegally and commit heinous crimes against other non citizens and citizens you have to know there is something wrong with the way they think. How can any American Citizen be against employing American Citizens, enforcing the laws of the land, and giving priority to American Citizens rather than Illegal’s, who we spend 135 billion dollars a year to support, as well as the tax break that has enabled business to flourish?
Everyone needs to think seriously about the direction you want this Country to take prior to voting in the 2018 elections. In 2016 despite all the projections we elected a President who has not only kept many of his promises against a stream of constant harassment but has actually turned things around in this Country for the better.
It is essential that we give President Trump a significant majority in the House and the Senate with people who will support him not continually try to undermine him. If you are pleased with the direction of the Country and tired of the continual assaults on our traditional values by the Left, Liberals and Democrats then it is essential that We The People get out and cast our votes for folks who will advance the Trump agenda. We will have only ourselves to blame if we fail to do this by thinking others will carry the day for us. Vote Republican for a better Country and allow the President to do the job he wants to do for us, the American People.
If you agree with my position here feel free to pass this on..

Larry Harvey
Larry Harvey
3 years ago
Reply to  dprato

This country was built on immigration. The Pilgrims were immigrants. 99.99% of immigrants are NOT violent criminals. Trump’s cruelty knows no limit when he separates children from their parents. Undocumented individuals who were brought here as young children and who are living lawful and productive lives should be given a chance to remain.

Gary Gautreau
Gary Gautreau
3 years ago
Reply to  Larry Harvey

Immigrants aren’t the issue, it’s illegal aliens that is the issue.Quit hating and use common sense.

momo
momo
3 years ago
Reply to  Larry Harvey

If a parent is an illegal immigrant that is not prepared to come into our country by do process of our immigration laws choose to abandon their children here knowing deportation is the risk they take as adults when invading this country by illegal means. When are we Americans going to start laying the blame of these abandoned children on the country and political structure they are fleeing? When do the parents themselves become responsible? It is ignorant to think POTUS Trump is responsible for the immigration disaster the O. left behind. It will take 6 more years to fix a broken system that was dumped on his desk on his first day in office. And again I say so that the message might sink in…Come here legally by our laws, assimilate into our culture, be loyal to this country as a true American should. There is no coexistence if the letter of the law is not followed. President Trump does not separate these family’s the families do.

Dale Brown
3 years ago
Reply to  Larry Harvey

Yes it was! It was built on legal immigrants that came through the process properly! Which we embrace! Why don’t you put the blame where it belongs? They put them in harm’s way. I never would. There’s other factors to consider these days. Criminal terrorists and these types of harmful situations. Would you like to travel on an airline that had no security going? Nothing to protect you from foreign entities? Think about things from the root before you get so lopsided that you are blind. You talk as such only because it hasn’t got you yet or you’re biased because of personal involvement. God help and watch over and protect our leaders!

elgavilansegoviano
elgavilansegoviano
3 years ago

….US cannot trade anymore at a disadvantage with our so called “Allies” just to satisfy their egos and well being of their economies at the expense of Americans citizens progress, we ha given them more that just security the past 60 odd years, since the end of WW2, we have given them Progress!!,….So if they think the US world wide Welfare program is for ever, they are dreaming!!,…The buck stop here, and if they want to trade, it has to be at EQUAL terms!!,..

Dr. Wendell Fountain
Dr. Wendell Fountain
3 years ago

The USA is not Canada! President Trump is pursuing an America First policy. God bless President Trump, because Canada, England, Europe China, and Japan must stop stealing the wealth of America. In fact, it’s time for all countries to stand on their own two legs. We must stop being the world’s piggy bank.

Tyronne Shoelaces
Tyronne Shoelaces
3 years ago

Okay…….. “I will always protect Canadian workers….”. How is that different than MAGA? No more trade deficits.

James
James
3 years ago

GOD bless President Trump!!!
MAGA n KAG

Larry Harvey
Larry Harvey
3 years ago

Trump and his cronies are making a mockery of American’s grand alliances and are turning friends into enemies. The crude insults made to the head of state of our friendly neighbor to the North casts this country into a dark light. Trump will not get his way (whatever his way is) by insults, bullying and threats. He is creating a trade war with our former allies Canada, Mexico, U.K., France, Germany and others. His trade war will result in a lose/lose situation. Many American jobs are dependent upon our exports which include airplanes, farm goods, autos, etc. His tariffs will be a double blow to American manufacturers. First they will raise the cost of raw materials increasing the cost of production making American manufactures
less competitive in world trade. Second these same manufacturers will be hit by retaliatory tariffs imposed on their goods. American consumers will pay more both for imported goods hit by Trump’s tariffs and domestically made goods which will cost more to produce. Because foreign economies will be likewise hurt, hard feelings and anti-American sentiment will result which will play into the hands of our enemies. We all suffer because of Trump’s xenophobia and ignorance but when this trade war fully plays out, those who voted for Trump in farm rural areas are going to suffer the most.

DAVID E. WOLFE
DAVID E. WOLFE
3 years ago
Reply to  Larry Harvey

YOU DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND ECONOMICS GET A ECONOMICS BOOK AND STUDY CHECK THE SECTION ON FAIR TRADE

Dale Brown
3 years ago
Reply to  Larry Harvey

Submit your corrections in triplicate to overcome all the problems that you obviously have all the answers to! Them submit them to the Democratic obstructionist party for review. If they will in fact help Mr Trump I’m sure they will be trashed and never seen again! Then go vote for the ones trying to destroy this nation. You see allot of us don’t really care if you like the sir we’re wearing or not. Be party of the solution and not of the problem. With all the answers you have, you can run for president. However, we the people will let you know if you’re wanted in that position!

DAVID E. WOLFE
DAVID E. WOLFE
3 years ago

TIME FOR JUSTIN TO PUT ON HIS BIB BOY PANTS AND GIVE US A FAIR SHAKE. GREAT JOB PRESIDENT TRUMP

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