When Donald Trump was running for office, he all but said outright that he wanted to make sure the United States would no longer be the leader of the free world. Since he became president, his insane rhetoric and the policies he’s put in place have insured that we’d lose our standing in the world…and he’s succeeded. We are no longer the shining city on the hill. That moniker now belongs to Canada. Yesterday their Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, showed that he deserves to be called the leader of the free world, after his response to Trump’s tweet attack.
Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
Trudeau said that Canada would be implementing tariffs to offset the unjust ones Trump used against his country. He said on CNN
‘It would be with regret, but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July first, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us. I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do, because Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around.’
Now that sounds like something a true leader would say. He didn’t threaten to bomb our country, or isolate his from the rest of the world the way Trump would. No, he responded with a calm, cool demeanor that said he was going to stand up to the bully sitting in the White House.
Once Trump’s ridiculous trade war starts hurting the pocketbooks of those who voted for him, it will be with absolute certainty that he’ll lose the support of his followers. And make no bones about it…Trump’s trade war will hurt his followers most.
It’s too bad we don’t have a leader like Trudeau to lead this country. Canada is quite lucky to have someone like him. We’re stuck with an ignorant, belligerent, petulant, man-child that’s going to destroy this country, while their country is going to prosper. Justin Trudeau is the real leader of the free world.
Justin Trudeau dispels a popular myth about Canadians.(hint: they DO all wear maple-scented cologne, but they don't do this)
Posted by Andrew Simpson on Saturday, June 9, 2018
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