Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Discusses Tariffs and Hurt Feelings With Chuck Todd…

NBC is promoting an upcoming interview with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surrounding the recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs and the Canadian response.

Justin from Canada continues pushing the ridiculously obtuse narrative that tariffs to protect the U.S. steel and aluminum industry represent President Trump saying Canadians are a national security threat to the U.S.

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It’s too bad NBC’s Chuck Todd didn’t interrupt Justin from Canada after the “aluminum smelter” comment and ask: ‘well, now that you mention it, what ever happened to that smelter near the airbase you mention’?

Of course Todd couldn’t do that because Trudeau would have to admit environmental dictates of prior left-wing Canadian political leadership destroyed the aluminum smelting industry in Canada much like it was destroyed by similarly minded environmental ideologues in the U.S.

Which is exactly the reason why President Trump is reversing course and reminding everyone that Steel and Aluminum manufacturing are vital to national interests. Huh, funny that…

However, all of that said, this ridiculously absurd politicization of the reasoning for U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, and the political narrative now being pushed by Trudeau is further evidence that NAFTA is now a “dead-man-walking” trade deal. Stick a fork in it, and conduct your financial affairs accordingly, because NAFTA is dead.

If there was any possibility of a renewed deal, and/or if Justin from Canada wasn’t told of the pending doom by his advisers therein, he would never get himself so far out in direct opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump.

The only thing missing is the official U.S. announcement withdrawing from NAFTA… But don’t worry, that announcement is coming. Both Canada and Mexico are fully aware #NAFTA is dead. Their political positioning is now entirely framed around blame casting.

Unfortunately for the politically-minded Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia  Freeland what they both don’t understand is that President Trump doesn’t care about their delicate sensibilities and blame-casting maneuvers. POTUS Trump was elected specifically because he doesn’t apply a political prism in front of economic or national security decisions.

NAFTA is dead, all three countries know it, and the aspect that both Canada and Mexico have only recently become aware of is Trump is in no rush to announce it. President Trump is in no rush to announce it because the effects of withdrawal are already well underway. Investors are not going to invest in Canada and Mexico while the looming uncertainty of a U.S. NAFTA exit looms in the air.

As previously shared, prior to joining the administration NEC Chairman Larry Kudlow knew businessman Donald Trump tangentially. However, now that Kudlow’s got a front row seat to Trump’s trade and economic policy, he too has realized President Trump means what he says.

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What PM Trudeau doesn’t mention [nor FM Chrystia Freeland ] is that U.S. steel is actually U.S. auto-sector steel being shipped just across the border to be used in U.S. owned manufacturing plants in Canada. Take that away and the entire steel narrative is lost.

Canada doesn’t make much steel and aluminum, because the Trudeau-minded do-gooder environmentalists in Canada have killed off their heavy manufacturing industrial base. Which is exactly what President Trump is attempting to ensure doesn’t happen in the United States.

Did you see the list of items the dynamic duo Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland selected as targets for their counter-tariff position? Check it out here. What do: “felt pens”, “rubber boats”, “orange juice” and Tomato Ketchup have to do with the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs?

See The Answer HERE.

Politics.

….And when Justin and Chrystia from Canada get all done with their U.S. media tour, guess what?

NAFTA is still dead.

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319 Responses to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Discusses Tariffs and Hurt Feelings With Chuck Todd…

  1. Darren says:

    There is a danger in your attitudes. As I read the comments I can’t help but think that many of you view your allies as vassel states. America first is great if the trade deals are win-win. If only America wins you push everyone else away. Isolating youselves. China is growing. It will eventually surpass America. A simple facts. Push your allies away and you may see them choosing to join China. This would speed up the emergence of China. Instead of having a50 years the time frame would quickly shift to a decade.

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    • Hampshire says:

      Darren wrote:
      “I can’t help but think that many of you view your allies as vassel states.”

      Some are getting a tad over excited about Trump keeping another promise perhaps but I don’t think the majority are hoping to turn allies in vassal states.

      However, once this large punitive tariff method is used against a trading partner and neighbor, how does any country that engages in a future trade agreement with the USA, ever feel secure again. Will it ever be possible to negotiate trade stability again given that relative “trade stability” under NAFTA led to a large deficit with Mexico.

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      • ok4ayl says:

        Its about FAIR and RECIPROCAL trade, not how another country “FEELS”……Its that logic that has gotten us the short end of the stick for 30 years and $800 BILLION in trade deficits over the past 20 years….No MORE!

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        • Exactly, and so much fear out there about China, OK, I understand but guess what China HAS been getting stronger and richer with how things were before PDJT but we were getting the short end of the stick-seriously.
          So do we continue allowing China and everyone else ripping us off, or do we change it.
          Look, PDJT is a businessman if there is one thing he understands is trade, how else was he successful in building some of the most beautiful buildings at a good cost (and nothing inferior about those buildings either).
          We need to trust him.
          Besides all that many experts have been stating for years from Ross Perot on, about NAFTA-to “hear that sucking sound of our jobs going south” and boy was he ever correct!

          PDJT is trying his best to rectify that and we need to get off of the fear mongering about this change, it has been a long time coming, it IS about America first, it IS about national security, it is about jobs, it is about unfairness and it is high time that other nations realize that we need to make money too and stop paying ransom just because we became so successful in 200 years.

          That is how I feel about Europe and other nations, it is like they have to bleed us because we became a rich and successful Country, rose very quickly within 2 centuries, but it was because of hard labor, because of grit, because of patriotism, because of respect for ourselves and the very will that we became what we are, and frankly we need to stop apologizing, stop paying and start becoming proud, not embarrassed and need to start rebuilding.
          Just look at our nation, our roads, our cities, our homeless, they need very serious help and yet our taxes getting higher and higher, yet our infrastructure is getting worse and worse and President Trump sees this!… For how long must we support the world and yet they can still look down at us and actually spit on us and have no respect-uh-uh time to draw back the curtain and become back to what our founding fathers wanted and knew we could be, the greatest nation on earth. Praise be to GOD!

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          • Roy says:

            Now if Americans would start buying American cars (and I’m talking to conservatives here also), we could make America great again.

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            • I love my Chevrolet Traverse and my GMC Envoy that has a chevi motor and my 1990 Cadillac that also have a Chevrolet motor (made in USA), I am praying that parts for my traverse will ALL be American made!

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            • PoCoNoMo says:

              I drive a Toyota, made in North America. I haven’t been impressed observing experiences friends have had with with their ‘American’ vehicles, (discounting the luxury brands here, as I haven’t known anyone who bought one). The last ‘American’ cars I owned were back in the days of the most excellent slant-six.
              Make American Cars Great Again.

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              • qualifiedobserver says:

                Agree. Though I’m a full-on Trump supporter and live .5 miles from Detroit I won’t buy an American car until it (finally) offers the best *value* I can get for my dollar. As of right now I have a 27 year old Porsche (150k miles), a 13 year old Honda (154k miles) and an 11 year old Toyota (a baby at ~80k).

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              • Mist'ears Mom says:

                Not all Toyotas are made in America-last month I was in south San Diego and going to TJ for dental work (several trips).
                Every time I crossed that border a semi trailer full of brand new Toyota Tacoma’s came along with me across that border-from Mexico to the US.
                Yes the transport truck was a Mexican shipping company & I think they prol cross daily or more.
                I’ve seen our raw materials heading south for years-its about time trade policy is addressed.
                I am all behind POTUS. I’m sick of the whining by all the pundits who don’t know s%^$ they all run their mouths speculating.
                Shut up and think big picture. Complain after- if something goes wrong-not before.
                I totally trust what DJTrump is doing – its about the end game getting fair trade deals.

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      • DiogeneseVindicated says:

        Darren wrote:
        “I can’t help but think that many of you view your allies as vassel states.”

        It could be win-win if Canada and Mexico would grow their own industries and stop allowing China and the EU proxy. access to the US market. With allies like that who needs rivals. Our current deficits speak volumes of the real lord-vassel relationship that exists. Don’t forget we make things seem stable by assumming huge debt burden. This can’t continue indefinitely.

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    • Leont says:

      Faulty logic. Looks more like they are pushing us away with their higher tariffs on our goods.

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    • Bud Klatsch says:

      The bottom line continue to be fair trade. If a country has been running trade surpluses with America for decades, then you are on our watch list irrespective of any other considerations. Why does any country believe it fair to run surpluses.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Danger to whom? The U.S.? You are so funny.
      Allies do not freeload off the bigger friend for decades on end.

      Who has tariffs against the U.S. right now as we speak? Our “allies.”
      Who does not contribute to their own self-defense, relying instead on the U.S. to defend them rather than defend themselves? Our “allies.”
      Who now tries to dictate our actions? Our “allies.”

      And China? Who do you think has propped China up since Richard Nixon?
      Only China stands to lose when the U.S. starts building its own stuff again.

      Take your show on the road. You’d be best warning the world that America is back, swagger and all.
      All thanks to President Donald J. Trump.

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    • Foxy says:

      Once again the spectre of the Chinese boogeyman to threaten America. The Chinese “manufacturing” economy is fatally dependent upon the American market. They know it and Trump knows. Enough of the obfuscating, baffle them with BS – the world needs America a lot more than America needs the world. Level the playing field and play the game.

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      • Uncle Max says:

        Yep. China is completely dependent on markets, with money, to buy the stuff they make. They are vulnerable to their new middle class… something that is a (less than 20years) phenom.

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        • Precisely. China’s small middle class is teetering on the edge. They are not big enough to prop top their own country’s manufacturing, however, it is large enough that if it disappears, it will create a major political issue with it’s government. Chain can not afford for it’s spawning middle class to disappear.

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    • Canada is doing what China did, using tariffs to affect politics. Unfortunately, this only works IF Trump had an ulterior motive OR was personally benefiting from it.

      Instead, the American people will have the blinders taken off and realize these countries are taking advantage of us and are scared of Trumps policies working.

      Ergo, Americans will take the short term pain for long term gains.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      There has been a danger in your attitudes. You have treated the United States, an ally, like a vassal state. It’s goods subject to high tariffs in your countries; it’s military used as your protection, often free protection; its institutes of learning have become your childrens’ playground while Americans have often had their own children shut out of scholarships and work study opportunities given to yours; all the while, you have used its people as your motley jester — objects of ridicule, scorn, and strokes to your ego driven superiority complex.

      This is no way to treat an ally.

      I’m sure that a more balanced agreement can be reached….but it will be difficult, given the mood of the American people…who you have most unfairly used for so long under the protection of those corrupt American politicians who let you. You should have considered that perhaps this pleasant state of affairs for you would not last forever and eventually there would be a backlash.
      You are going to have to deal with the wrath a very patient people — it will not be fun for you, but if you desire to improve yourselves, I would suggest that you forebear it and learn from it…do not treat other people, free people of their own nation, like your pets and vassals if you do not want the same treatment.
      Do onto others, and all that after all.

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      • Jimi Helms says:

        Yes, what goes around comes around. And Karma is a Bitch!

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      • Jenny R. says:

        sorry for the grammatical errors — although did self correct; emotions and all that

        I am very tired of some of our allies and their views towards my people — most Americans I know constantly lecture each other to not be “the ugly American”; we admit that this does happen. I have never heard people from our allied countries ever stop to consider that they are the “ugly ______________” in regards to how they treat Americans; rather, they seem to pride themselves on just how ugly they can be — it is a point of honor or so it seems.

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        • You are so right Jenny R.

          When I travel I constantly hear about ” the stupid Americans” or ” the rude Americans”.

          Yet when tourists and business men and women from other countries come here I rarely hear about stupid or rude ( fill in the blank) from our citizens.

          We are usually fairly friendly and kind.

          That is just the way we are.

          We have been used and abused by our allies for our military might for their protection, our universities are full of bratty students from foreign countries and we have suffered from the trade inbalance and just about any other way they could think of to take advantage of us.

          Now we finally have a President who puts America first and the whole world is having a melt down.

          Well that is just too bad and they will have to get use to the idea that we are going to Make America Great Again.

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      • Exactly cannot be stated enough or strongly enough, people also forget the millions sent to other nations in cases of disaster (have they sent help to us for our hurricaines?) We have sent Doctors without borders, Engineers without borders, the Peace corp, The Save the Children foundations, so many organizations sent to other nations. The UN takes billions from us and spreads it to many, many nations, where the heck is the thank you??? Instead they continue to use us!

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    • Jenny R. says:

      Problem: neither the EU, Canada, nor China can feed themselves…let alone feed someone else (Canada MIGHT be able to do it — feed themselves). Then, there are the other goods and services markets — emphasis on markets. I’m sure we can find outside markets for our goods, and we have a large domestic market as it is.
      So in the game of “who will blink first” in the game of pain, I’m pretty sanguine that America can hold out the longest.

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      • rheavolans says:

        “I’m sure we can find outside markets for our goods, and we have a large domestic market as it is.”

        And I’m okay with paying a little more if I get a quality, US made product for my money.

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    • Trudeau Sux says:

      Darren…..Trudeau has already been in China with Freeland. He thought he would lecture them about the glories of homosexuality, transgender rights and climate change instead of TRADE and China basically laughed him out of the country with ZERO trade deal. The USA will have a comprehensive trade deal with China in place long before Canada ever does.

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    • NvMtnOldMan says:

      Darrren—These countries are not our vassals. They have been taking advantage of the US for decades. We protect them so they use their military money to push socialist programs. They use other peoples money. We are tired of it and finally have a real man in the WH that is going to fix this problem. If China and the other countries don’t trade with us, it is to their disadvantage. They all have ripped us off for our technical stuff and would still be in the last century without it. They owe us big time and yet cry unfair like a bunch of spoiled brats. They need to grow up and develop their own economies without having us do it for them.

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    • candofeminist says:

      America has been a “vassal state” exploited by the globalists. America reviving self sufficiency, throwing off it’s chains and standing up for itself doesn’t put anyone in “vassal” status.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Countries, so-called friends and those that are direct enemies, have been living high on the hog from free access to the U.S. consumer market. The loss of tax-paying private sector jobs in the U.S. was replaced with debt, mainly government debt. It is now over.
      China today, wouldn’t even have the GDP of Ohio, without free access to the U.S. consumer market for the last 20 years.

      Trudeau is a second stringer. Rather than fix the problem of Chinese made goods that Canada re-assembles as “made in Canada” for shipment into the U.S. -Trudeau has gone public to join the Democratic Party and the Globalists. Smoke another joint Pierre, Jr. and grab a bag of Cheetos, you just lit a match in a gasoline shed, and the fireworks has just started.

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    • Nom de Blog says:

      Vassals? No, but thank you for hyperventilating so the rest of us don’t have to.

      America has by far the largest economy in the world. We buy stuff from the rest of the world and the rest of the world wants to sell us stuff. That makes the United States the customer and we can more easily walk away from the sale than the seller. We have less invested in the product than the producer. There will be less dislocation for the buyer than the seller. That means the buyer has the leverage.

      The customer might not always be right. But do the sellers want to test that theory?

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    • No_BlahBlah says:

      There is a danger in viewing the world as if it is somehow FAIR.

      Playing nice and naively HOPING everyone else will is a recipe for being taken advantage of and being abused and robbed.

      Just like CANADA and MEXICO have with NAFTA!
      Working side deals to SHAFT the U.S..
      Now THAT wasn’t FAIR, WAS IT?!?

      The EU and our ‘allies’ have been abusing our goodwill towards men since we saved them from having to learn German or Russian and pretend for the last 70 years that they aren’t anything more than ungrateful con artists working every angle EXCEPT PAYING THEIR WAY TO KEEP their nations from bending their knees to whoever gives them the order.
      Russia, China, Iran,
      It doesn’t matter WHO, the NWO types that run these once noble nations will fight each other to sell the rope to hang themselves.

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    • Old Codger says:

      Darren, you Chicken-S***! Identify yourself and your own political/economic interest here, if you are so concerned! And explain why the Canadians have already prostrated their own economy to the Chinese….in exchange for what? Being “eaten last”?

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    • Redhotsnowman says:

      Sorry. Not sorry.
      Or scared.
      Bring it VSGPJT.
      What this means is an America my grandkids can call home. Couldn’t be happier about it.

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    • spinoneone says:

      The problem is that none of Trump’s predecessors was interested in changing the various loopholes in NAFTA that allowed China to export steel and steel products to the U.S. via Mexico and Canada. China makes more than half the world’s total production of steel, and we have a tariff on their steel and most Chinese steel products. By exporting via Canada and Mexico they are able to avoid those tariffs. We lost when that happened, but China, Canada, and Mexico gained.

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    • Johnny says:

      So your so scary comments are supposed to make Americans go weak in the knees? What a sad joke you are. The only reason China has become a threat is because of stupid and treasonous trade deals made by the so called elites that have sold this country out.
      You so called allies of ours that have been robbing us blind are about to get a wake up call. You have awoken a sleeping Giant.

      Run off and make your little piss ant deals with China and see how that works out for you.

      I do not give a Tinker’s damn about how much money you multinational socialist companies lose. You traitors made your bed, NOW SLEEP IN IT

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    • Tereese says:

      Darren, I agree we should never be anything but humble. That said, humility is truth and Nafta was a bad idea when it was shoved down the American peoples throat with a wad full of lies…a bad idea for all the years it made us a weaker, sicker nation…and its still a bad idea as it is Thankfully being terminated! People all over the world will be better served with a strong healthy America, because we are made up of the world and when all is said and done,despite the anger we sometimes spew, most Americans know, we are our brothers keeper!

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    • Mrs. E says:

      Not going to happen to a communist China. Never going to overtake a creative capitalist economy, that China is dependent on, and is a parasite to; is not feasible.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Darren:

      Please understand that Canada, under this current government, is not an ally to the USA. Their mindset and worldview go against everything that Trump represents. And yes, even in foreign affairs.

      This Canadian government is pro-Hamas, pro-Iran, pro-Islam, pro-miscellaneous and mixed transgendering in the military, pro-late term abortion, anti-free speech, and so much more.

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    • bour3 says:

      Who said anything about America only winning? Have you even been following these posts? Your remark makes you sound like you haven’t. Let me review for you. Europe and Asia have outrageous tariffs against U.S. production on everything. It’s so out of whack it’s not even funny. Canada and Mexico are taking advantage of a serious loophole in NAFTA that benefits them greatly with manufacturing and access to U.S. market. Trump is asking for balance and he’s being rebuffed by all parties. Trump has made it very clear this can all be corrected with ZERO tariffs on all parties, but so far, even that is rebuffed. You sound silly by mentioning vassals. It’s fairness in trade that Trump want and that commenters here are supporting. We could have actual free trade all around if only our trading partners were fair minded. But they are not. Fairness and socialism apparently do not go together.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Darren,
      Oh enough already. I am so sick and tired of hearing all about the countries having a stink because we want FAIR TRADE! How many times do we have to explain it to you guys? If we allow one of your goods to come in at 2.5% and your country charges us 10, how is that fair trading? We’ve told you all repeatedly let’s put it at the same number or better yet, none at all?

      And please, stop with your threatening of China, our President Trump knows far more when it comes to making deals than the majority of the countries.

      How any of you can sit there and threaten us to keep on with our trade deficits is beyond me. You seriously believe we should continue getting hijacked like we have all of these years and say, thank you? Really?

      Oh, and if you were even a bit serious about allies and how we should be treating them, you might want to take a step back and take a look at how your country has been ripping us off for decades. Not very friendly like behavior is it? So yes, please stop with your ridiculous pandering. Enough already.

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  2. Pyrthroes says:

    Stolper-Samuelson Theorem: A 1941 economic thesis to effect that free trade is not necessarily
    fair trade. Despite caveats, absent tariff protection high-wage work-forces cannot compete with
    low-wage workers, ie. substantively lower production costs preempt premium pricing. Though
    falling import prices ostensibly benefit consumers, as wage-earners these same cohorts not only
    suffer declining income but unemployment as low-margin industries move facilities offshore.

    The point here is that, while international trade need not shade to Colbert’s 17th Century zero-sum mercantilism, a nation’s prosperity –hence its defensive strength– cannot be divorced from autarchic political-economic factors.

    Prior to Amendment XVI in 1913, the bulk of U.S. Federal revenues derived from tariff duties, reflecting Henry Clay’s celebrated American System extant from the mid-1830s ante bellum days. Among other things, an under-appreciated aspect of this reality is that Federal Government resources required political-economic incentives fostering consistent growth.

    Once divorced from growth incentives, DC’s parasitic class of administrative/regulatory rentiers, Jefferson’s “placemen eating up our substance”, ran rampant from the 1930s on, with dissociative consequences evident in every aspect of contemporary socio-cultural/economic circumstance.

    If MAGA’s your goal, install institutional sump pumps by enacting Congressional and Judiciary term limits, repeal Amendments XVI and XVII which have proved worse-than-useless over a full century.

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  3. Bill Dunn says:

    They want to continue to rob the hard working American taxpayers
    under the cover of law.
    No difference in Mexico and Canada than the Jessie James gang.j

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  4. Hampshire says:

    SD’s 40 point thread lays out the facts of this trade dispute very well.

    #27 accurately portrays Trudeau’s and Freeland’s childish and unprofessional huffiness display for political purposes: “Well, in response to a non-politician (Trump) doing what is in the best interests of the U.S. economic base, the heavily political Canadian dynamic duo (@JustinTrudeau / @cafreeland ) rely on left-wing politics to frame their counter position.”

    One thing that has been clear for sometime is that the ultra Liberal Justin and Freeland personally despise Trump and his politics and were only acting friendly to negotiate a better deal. But now their masks are off and their genuine latent vitriol for Trump is on full display along with their petty unprofessional hissy fits for the cameras. They are not helping Canada but they are embarrassing it to the world. It’s a trade dispute–not a military invasion.

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    • I hope the Canadians are watching what their “ leaders” are doing. They would not negotiate NAFTA in good faith. Playing the talk talk talk and more talk stall game. Gigs up and they are now faced with the reality of their incompetence and stupidity. Now playing US politics! This too will explode in their face. Trump is opening up new markets for these products that will more than offset Canadian purchases. How many sleeping bags and felt pens does North Korea want? I think the US government will help them figure that out with an initial purchase. Bet No Ko would love Ketchup too! How about a nice stocking order provided by the US citizens ( government)? These intellectual wizards are playing with the mighty negotiating LION! I didn’t think there were more incompetent leaders than Obama, Biden and Kerry? Wow these two Canadians are sure close!

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  5. penny munday says:

    Heh. So Canadian pols think we can’t live without their 17% steel exports to the US. The earth is trembling. Feel it? It’s the stomping feet of thousands of steelworker families dancing a jig in the Rust Belt. As a reminder, a mill that had been shut down for years was up and running within months of the President’s inauguration. During the last administration, the steel industry became more efficient utilizing mini steel mills and newer technology.

    Canada: US can’t live without our steel exports.
    Rust Belt: Hold my beer.

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  6. Mathew Laba says:

    Canada smelts approximately 320 metric tonnes of aluminum in any given year. Just be coincidence…Canada imports approx. 320 tons of aluminum into the US every year. How can that be?

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  7. John says:

    We have run these trade deficits to help build up the rest of the world for security purposes. Once a country develops it should be fair and reciprocal trade. Especially Japan, Germany and Canada and rest of the EU. China despite their large economy is still developing and it’s also the fastest growing christian population in the world. It’s amazing how the combination of capitalism and Christianity provide the economic and social stability for civilizations to develop fast.

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  8. ATheoK says:

    ““felt pens”, “rubber boats”, “orange juice” and Tomato Ketchup have to do with the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs?”

    Tariffs that target areas of America that are major democrat targets for the 2018 elections?

    Well, flog us with wet noodles… How spiteful, immature and pathetic. SJW government officials believing their small business orders will sway elections; e.g. 40 employees in Colorado.

    Last time, I checked out what used to be some of the finest constructed sleeping bags in the world, every one is now importing their bags from China.

    When I visited Canada, maple sugar products were slightly cheaper than identical products sold in airport gift stores. Maple syrups were just as pricey as the airport gift stores. Tariffs on American made maple syrup/sugar products will harm, who?

    I searched for, and did not find new Canadian tariffs against wines. Searching for wines and spirits around Toronto, I found Canadian wine and spirit products. What non-Canadian wines, brandies, spirits I did find were exorbitantly priced.

    But, wealthy sjws don’t care about trivial, to them, costs for elitist necessities.

    Then there is that minor problem that industries are hiring workers across the board, driving unemployment to levels not seen in decades.
    Making Canada’s spiteful tariffs actions against companies with products needed by Canadians, not actions driving elections and voters.

    Yup, sjws imagining their hissy fit fantasies matter to anyone else.

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    • Foxy says:

      Exactly correct. Finally, the elitist, wealthy, proletariat SJW’s are being exposed for the vile, devious, self-serving hypocrites they truly are… MAGA

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  9. The Boss says:

    Here’s a lollipop Justina.
    Some people call them suckers.
    Sucks to be you today.

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  10. snellvillebob says:

    Ban Canadians from receiving non-emergency medical care here and listen for the howls. Their socialized medicine will be even more overloaded and people will scream bloody murder.

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    • Boy, ain’t that the truth !

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    • No_BlahBlah says:

      You know, it would be heartless to BAN them,

      Just apply a tariff that mirrors the tariffs Canada is trying to use COLLUDING WITH THE DEMOCRATS to influence our elections!
      Win-win

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    • Old Codger says:

      NO! Don’t BAN them; place a huge tariff/tax on such medical services! We don’t need no stinkin’ Canuckistan denizens fouling our doctor/hospitalwaiting rooms!

      After all, their Lefty/Proggy politicians and their US counterparts, are so fond of telling us how “wunnerful” the socialized medicine system of Canada truly is!

      Last I heard, that national-wide, Canuckistan has fewer CAT-Scan machines than the hospitals in a small US city has!

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    • I used to work in the Medical field and yes, Canadians and other nations from South and Central America to China came here for FREEBIES for all sorts of very, very expensive Medical procedures. I used to work Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, and there were more foreign speakers than Americans and WE paid for it, from back surgeries to tumors to dialysis (all of which those patients went onto medicaid, paid by medicaid). One thing people also forget during the era before Ocare and 0bama was the “Patient bill of rights” which was “if you were a patient whether ability to be pay or not you will be served with dignity” YOU will be served, heck a hospital in Queens NY had a sign up that stated “Over a billion served”…. So excuse me if I do not care if they no longer like us, they got enough from us 20 ways from Sunday. Between unfair trade, monies sent to them OUR armed forces protecting them etc to them coming to us for even more freebies. Time for us to stop supporting the world.

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  11. youme says:

    Where did the United States’ aluminum smelters go?

    More than 30 of the giant factories once dotted the American landscape, sucking down huge amounts of electricity to produce the metal for car parts, beer cans and aluminum foil. Now there are just five smelters — all facing an uncertain future.

    Alcoa, formerly the Aluminum Company of America, and another American company, Century Aluminum, have opened factories like this in Iceland, and closed factories in the United States, for a simple reason: Electricity is much cheaper here.

    This year, tiny Iceland is on pace to make more aluminum than the United States. So are its fellow hydropower superpowers, Canada and Norway.

    Of course, there is also a hefty cost: factories closed, jobs gone, communities torn apart. Voters infuriated by the loss of manufacturing jobs helped put Mr. Trump in the White House.

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    • Idahoboy says:

      One of the best paying jobs when i was growing up in Montana was the aluminum plant outside of town. It was shut down and replaced by minimum wage jobs like Starbucks and jack in the box. Great news for the rich leftist elite but not so great for the working class.

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      • Striker Dad says:

        Alcoa is sitting on a mothballed plant in Wenatchee, WA. Last I checked, power rates there were in the $.02s/kWhr. I’d put that power rate against Iceland’s any day.

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    • Justanelectrician says:

      The NYT article fails to mention that Iceland’s aluminum production has been relatively unchanged since at least 2010. In that time, China’s production has gone from 20x that of Iceland to 40x.

      https://www.statista.com/statistics/264624/global-production-of-aluminum-by-country/

      The article also states that the U.S. only gets 10% of its aluminum from China. We may only get 10% directly from China, but far more comes in through the back doors provided by our allies. Don’t worry, Trump’s got this.

      Like they say, “there’s lies, damned lies, and the New York Times.”

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  12. Doug Amos says:

    Rare is the politician in Canada, from all sides, who has not howled insults at Mr Trump during the past 18 months. 87% of the country has loved it The bootjacks in the media merrily spew cartoons and attach hate (which is criminal in Canada), lies, innuendo and fear endlessly; all attached to anything the President of the United States might say or do. They have traversed a long and easy trail that has now run headfirst into a wall of a man who does not roll his sleeves up to get attention, does not take his wife and children for canoe rides on Walden Pond and does mean what he says.

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  13. Wow.
    Some of the comments on here….

    Canada IS a vassal state. That’s just math.

    Countries SHOULD be scared to deal with us. It will keep them respectful. The gravy train is closed.

    I have a question: Why are all our news outlets so quick to side with foreigners AGAINST AMERICA???!!!!

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  14. Let's Pop Smoke says:

    I wish the American people would understand that the US has paid for the Canadian “free” healthcare system all these years through our trade deficit. How is it fair that we’ve provided healthcare to the nation of Canada while many citizens in the US struggle to afford their own medical care?

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  15. rudy1876 says:

    Superpower gonna’ do Superpower stuff. That’s just the way it is.

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  16. Jimi Helms says:

    Way too much bad behavior in the past and now the push back. No one like to be told what to do.
    Trump must be having a field day!

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  17. Speaking of rubber, $150K of Canadian tax payer money buys you this!! SMH!

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  18. sobriquet4u says:

    Life ain’t all burritos and strippers Justin or in your case …

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  19. RH says:

    Who needs blood sucking parasites “ALLIES” giving America billions and billions in trade deficit (LOSSES) every year?

    These same blood sucking parasites “ALLIES” refuses to help America in any international forum like the WTO against the abuse and illegal acts of China.

    America should have got rid of the blood sucking parasites “ALLIES” long time ago.

    Thank God for giving us someone like Trump to bring sanity back into our lives.

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    • Justanelectrician says:

      Yes! Lighthizer and Haley have different styles, but they’ve told the WTO and UN, very clearly, that the days of taking our money while virtue signaling (stabbing us in the back) with their votes are over; we’re taking names, and they will be held accountable. I think that’s almost a direct quote of Haley.

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  20. Sunshine says:

    CANADA GIVING TRUMP TIME TO RECONSIDER (funny)

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government is giving U.S. President Donald Trump time to reconsider his decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum before Canadian countermeasures go into effect on July 1.

    Speaking at the G7 finance ministers’ meeting in Whistler, B.C. on Friday, Morneau said he was hopeful the threat of retaliation would make the U.S. back down before any negative economic impacts actually materialize.

    He didn’t say how Canada’s argument was received by Mnuchin, but noted that other G7 nations hit by Trump’s tariffs are also complaining — and threatening to fight back with their own tariffs on American imports.

    Morneau says he used a private, bilateral meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to deliver the message that the measures will destroy jobs on both sides of the border.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-giving-trump-time-to-reconsider-morneau-1.3956503

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  21. Michael says:

    I wonder why none of these countries ask themselves why they cannot compete on an even basis with the USA? *

    POTUS DJT and his team is fixing why WE have difficulties competing in some endeavors.*

    * (Kudzu like over regulation, welfare/nanny state, and gvt meddling in general.)

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  22. Caius Lowell says:

    Justin: “It’s like, you know when a girl really likes a guy, and does a lot for a guy, and makes out with a guy, and then the guy gives here lots of money for many years, and then the guy just dumps her because he’s tired of giving her money, but — like — she really likes the money. Like, that’s what I feel like right now — that’s what Canada feels like.”

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