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June 11, 2018
President Trump Calls Out Canadian Hypocrisy On Tariffs
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.
Of course, the president responded.
Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal. According to a Canada release, they make almost 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. Then Justin acts hurt when called out!
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.