Bless the hearts of every allied world leader who have tried with all sincerity to give Donald Trump a chance during his brief and embarrassing time in the White House. For all their efforts, Trump continues to attack them and humiliate himself in every phone call.
Macron compares his calls with Trump to sausage-making: "If we explained to people how sausages were made, it’s unlikely they’d keep eating them." https://t.co/H9jSWh1WTX
— Axios (@axios) June 6, 2018
Details of a May 25 phone call between Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were leaked to CNN on Wednesday and the reported comments by Trump are shocking in their ignorance. According to a source who was in on the call, Trump dredged up false claims about the War of 1812 to justify the tariffs levied against Canada to protect “national security.”
‘According to the sources, Trudeau pressed Trump on how he could justify the tariffs as a “national security” issue. In response, Trump quipped to Trudeau, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” referring to the War of 1812.’
SCOOP: When Trudeau pressed Trump on national security justification for tariffs on Canada Trump responded: “didn’t you guys burn down the WH?” That was Britain during the War of 1812 https://t.co/tj4iHX7wPD
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 6, 2018
As any simple Google search can affirm, Canada did not burn down the White House in 1812. After the U.S. attacked York, Ontario, British troops retaliated by marching into the U.S. and burning down the White House. Ontario was, at the time, a British territory that would not become a part of Canada until 1867.
President Trump and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, including one moment in which Trump made an erroneous historical reference, sources familiar with the discussion tell CNN https://t.co/AiWstAYpka
— CNN (@CNN) June 6, 2018
For that matter, many allied countries have had conflict with the United States since its establishment as a sovereign nation. Apparently, England, France, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and Italy are all to be considered national threats now. Russia, obviously, should not. Trump refuses to even acknowledge their hacking of the 2016 U.S. election process and voting machines since they helped get him elected to the White House.
CBC News has confirmed a CNN report that Trudeau and U.S. President Trump had a 'testy' phone call in May about U.S. tariffs. Trudeau asked how Canada could be a national security threat. Trump brought up the burning of the White House in 1812. Background: https://t.co/qAWj0uq7RS
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) June 6, 2018
One allied country the United States has ever had military conflict with, though, is Canada. Try as he might, Trudeau just can’t escape the same ridiculous lies Trump tells the American people when trying to deal with this insane American president. Trump already bragged about making inaccurate statements to Trudeau once, and the embarrassment to this once great nation shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
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