U.S. President Donald Trump put his ignorance on full display – yet again – this past weekend at the G7 summit in Quebec when he blistered Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for having the audacity to not capitulate to the Trump administration’s demands.
The feud started as North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations have been going on between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
The Trump administration recently announced that it would be imposing a 25 per cent tariff on imported Canadian Steel and a 10 per cent tariff on imported Canadian aluminum.
The announcement came after Trudeau rejected a meeting with Trump under the pretense that Canada agree to a five year sunset clause on a new NAFTA agreement.
The reason given at the time: national security concerns.
If this wasn’t absurd enough, the show was just getting started.
Trudeau hosted the leaders of the G7 nations in Quebec on the weekend. During the summit, Trump showed up late and left early.
During a post-summit press conference, Trudeau reiterated statements that he’s made when he said Canada would retaliate by imposing tariffs of our own.
“Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we won’t be pushed around,” Trudeau said.
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