What Trump doesn't get about Canadian politics

  • What Trump doesn't get about Canadian politics

What Trump doesn't get about Canadian politics

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, chats with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on June 8, 2018, during the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Que. Later, he echoed Trump's baiting of Trudeau, repeating the line that the Canadian statesman is "weak" and "dishonest".

"When we are criticized about some of our policies, one needs to look at the degree to which the U.S. and other countries both subsidize their agricultural industry and put up non-tariff barriers", David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the United States, said previous year. "And that comes right from Air Force One".

At an event hosted by the Journal, Navarro said he had made a mistake, according to the newspaper. "We just shook hands!"' Trump said.

Meanwhile in Singapore on Tuesday Trump was incredibly friendly during his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un, even giving the North Korean leader a thumbs up. He blamed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's statement afterward that Canada would not be "pushed around". He learned. That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada. "(Trudeau) learned. You can't do that.

"Canadian dairy farmers and their families are concerned by the sustained attacks by President Trump with an aim to wiping out dairy farmers here at home", Lampron added.

MacLauchlan said he supported the Prime Minister's retaliatory tariffs in response to USA tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum and called on opposition parties to join him in expressing support for the federal government.

In the highly unlikely scenario that Canada abandoned supply management, throwing its borders open to import competition, Todgham Cherniak says US milk and dairy-product companies likely wouldn't fare all that well.

The United States has already imposed a 25% steel tariff on imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

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One particular source of his ire recently has been Canada's supply management system, which levels tariffs of up to 300 per cent on imported dairy products.

The head of his trade council, Peter Navarro, took back his TV-talk-show assertion that "there's a special place in hell" for Mr. Trudeau, but Mr. Trump told reporters that Mr. Trudeau's temerity will cost Canadians a lot of money.

On Tuesday, Mr Trump kept up the attack on Mr Trudeau. "$800 billion trade deficit", he tweeted on Monday.

Trump has raised issue with what he says are unfair trade relationships. The motion acknowledges the close and mutually beneficial relationship between Canada and the United States, but says they "strongly oppose" the "illegitimate tariffs" now imposed by our southern neighbours.