God Bless The Diplomatic Restraint of Secretary Pompeo – Joint Presser With Sanctimonious Freeland…

God bless Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for having the diplomatic restraint to stand next to the absolute worst diplomat on the planet and retaining his cool.  Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland stands atop her proverbial high-horse and pontificates a diatribe that only a smug leftist can deliver.

If you are familiar with world events,… and you don’t want a blood pressure cuff to explode,… then don’t watch this joint press conference. [Transcript likely later today]  If you’ve ever watched two diplomats pretend to have any commonality, while simultaneously jabbing each-other in the eye, this is an audio-visual exhibition:

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To say the Trump administration and Trudeau administration are ideologically oil and water would be the understatement of the year. The U.S. and Canadian, political, cultural, geopolitical and economic outlooks are entirely divergent.

That reality is one of the reasons why an open U.S. Ambassador to Canada position is unlikely to be filled.  Seriously, who wants to talk to these smug and condescending jerks?

The Canadian ambassador to the U.S. also recently resigned. There is just no point to it. Everything is pretend now; and neither country is very good at pretending. Under Trudeau Canadian political policy, and the downstream issues therein, just sucks.

Both nations pretending to the international community it’s just a trial separation; but the whole neighborhood knows it’s a divorce.

♦Within the press conference Minister Freeland starts by using the worn-out and tired talking points about how the U.S. and Canadian military have worked together, fought together and died together… blah, blah, blah.  It’s the same narrative positioning used by Trudeau/Freeland every time they clutch their parasitic pearls and demand equivocal status -in all things- from the U.S.

Minister Freeland literally stands atop her podium and spouts about the importance of NORAD and the U.S-Canadian military alliance within NATO… While simultaneously Canada doesn’t even live up to their NATO funding obligations:

Canada hides behind the skirt of the U.S. to inflate its self-importance, and yet it won’t even live up to its financial obligations.  Hubris thy name is !

Also keep in mind, Canada is in the G7 for no apparent reason other than the historic connection to the U.S. has allowed them presence on the world stage.

Why isn’t Brazil in the G7?

The Canadian economy is far below all other G7 members; they only exist in the G7 group because of their relationship to the U.S.

Fortunately and rightly, Secretary Pompeo jabbed Freeland and Trudeau over their lack of  NATO funding during part of his presser remarks.

Additionally, remember the big stink Trudeau and Freeland made about the Section 232 steel/aluminum tariffs President Trump put on Canada?  Well, Freeland was pontificating about that again today, only to her surprise a Canadian journalist caught her off-guard.

In the Q&A portion of the presser Minister Freeland was specifically asked about why Canada continues to allow Chinese Steel to be dumped into Canada, and how the Canadian Steelworkers were impacted by this never-stopped (despite promises) process.  The issue surrounds the Canadian LNG pipeline and export hub (port).   Trudeau and Freeland are allowing super-cheap (dumped) Chinese Steel for the project.

You think she would answer the question about her hypocrisy?  Oh, hell no… she spins a yarn about how LNG is so much better to save the planet; and never addresses the issue of the Canadian government allowing China to dump steel in Canada, which was the entire purpose of President Trump putting 232 tariffs on them in the first place.

Hopefully Canadians can get rid of this insufferable duo in their October elections.

It would be so much easier to like Canadians again if they could just get rid of these condescending leftist nuts that have taken over their government.

I digress.

Kudo’s to Secretary Pompeo for his restraint…. It was quite obvious during several moments that Pompeo was actively using that thumb tack he put in his shoe before the presser. (guessing)

Screen-grab at 19:19

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170 Responses to God Bless The Diplomatic Restraint of Secretary Pompeo – Joint Presser With Sanctimonious Freeland…

  1. The next election can’t come soon enough. October and hopefully the nightmare ends.

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    • Frankie says:

      The Canadian woman is a midget in a shrink-wrapped dress that makes her look like one of Jeff Epstein’s decoys to lure young girls into sex slavery.

      Her ideal mate is a garden gnome. Same height, goofy face, and concrete head.

      We’l surround Canada when we pry Greenland out of Demnark’s fingers. In exchange for our female national soccer team. That’ll turn Dane PM Femme Fredricksen’s head.

      And then we’ll ask the reasonable provinces (Ontario thru Alberta) if they want to join our ongoing experiment in democracy.

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    • As a Canadian I am embarrassed by Miss Freeland. I can’t even imagine how Mr. Pompeo could stand there and pretend to take her seriously. I also noticed the class of Mr. Pompeo as he addressed her as Minister Freeland while she disrespectfully referred to him as Mike. Please Canada deliver us from Dumb and Dumber come October!

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        Get out the vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • Peppurr says:

        Canadian here, also. I don’t watch our news, so just seeing this here. Both her and Trudy are arrogant. Must slide off from the Quebecers. I’ve been to every Province in Canada except Newfoundland, and nobody has the the ‘tude such as them.

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  2. bayouwh0 says:

    Canada a very small economic fish in a very large pond. Should just hide and be quiet.

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  3. jc says:

    If leftists didn’t have smug, they would not have much.

    Liked by 16 people

  4. Gas Port says:

    Canada is another country not meeting their NATO dues. Tariff them.

    Liked by 11 people

  5. Vince says:

    They are jealous we are dumping them for Greenland.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Please ask Mr. Trump to buy western Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

      Liked by 19 people

      • Dekester says:

        B.C. too..please.

        I will run for a Senate seat. 😉

        Liked by 10 people

        • WSB says:

          HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Dekester…world sidewalk sales!!!!

          Be careful of what you wish!!!!

          Since I believe we are currently in WWIII, we could win this with a credit card slip…if PT has anything to say about it.

          But also remember this…PT may just be doing the very same thing you are asking. Unlike China attempting to take over the world by force, President Trump is assigning blame so the world’s people decide to take their own countries back.

          Wink.

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    • redline says:

      Maybe they’ll make us a deal on Newfoundland, to go alongside Greenland?

      Liked by 5 people

      • Baby El says:

        TrumpLandia I and TrumpLandia II
        🙂

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      • heartscontent says:

        Many Newfoundlanders rue the day they joined Canada. They had far more in common with the US. Many American servicemen were stationed in Argentia and other bases in Newfoundland and married Newfoundlanders. And there is a very strong connection with New York where so many Newfoundlanders went and became steel workers and helped build the skyscrapers of NYC. I am proud of my Newfoundland heritage. No other part of Canada has a play on Broadway (“Come from Away”) which speaks of the kindness and generosity of Newfoundland on 911 when so many thousands of Americans and Europeans were stranded there when flights were forced to land with the suspension of air travel. We are small in number but mighty in the ways that count.

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        • SwampRatTerrier says:

          Wasn’t that about 1947 they voted to join the Dominion?

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        • WSB says:

          I LOVE Newfoundland!!!!! Beautiful place on Earth!!! Bless you and yours, heartscontent…native NYer here! In the Hudson Valley!

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        • Kerry says:

          Good to hear from another Goofy Newfie! (I learned that long ago from an Edmonton friend.) I was born in Gander, where so many flights landed on 9/11, in 1957 to American parents. I have duel citizenship. My dad was a flight dispatcher for TWA Back when aircraft had to fly from Gander because they did not have the range to go transatlantic from the mainland. We left there before my twin sister and I turned 3. My only memories are watching my dad play baseball, watching the Aurora borealis from the back step of the converted army barracks that we lived in, and snow. I still hope to get back for a visit some day.

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          • heartscontent says:

            I hope you get to visit Newfoundland. Visitors are welcomed with open arms and some don’t want to leave. It has that indescribable effect!

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            • Peppurr says:

              How’s the fishing industry there? Is it the same as BC where it’s been depleted?

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              • Thanks to the Federal Fisheries Minister that is the case. The Federal Government allows overfishing by Europeans and others in what was once an Atlantic teaming with codfish. The Newfoundland fishery has been sacrificed to Europeans in exchange for their trading of goods from voter rich Quebec and Ontario! As usual the smaller provinces and their needs are sacrificed. BC is a kind of stand-alone province that goes its own way. But their fishery too is not of much benefit to Ottawa and so no doubt it is in decline.

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      • ATheoK says:

        There really isn’t a reason to ask President Trump to buy Newfoundland, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

        Each of those provinces can petition Congress for statehood.

        Northwest Ordinance (1787)”

        After the initial inclusion of the original Colonies, and the territories west of those Colonies, there isn’t a standard process for statehood.
        However, following the “Northwest Ordinance (1787)” is good step in the right direction. Then it falls to getting some Senators and Congressmen to sponsor the statehood bill.

        I doubt the United Kingdom is willing to fight the USA over a few provinces. 🙂

        That should give Quebec, what they’ve always wanted.
        A small French speaking kingdom isolated from the oceans.

        Then instead of tariffs against Canada, the tariffs will just be against China, and y’all will get to share in reindustrialization.
        Beer, wine and schnapps all around!

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  6. montanamel says:

    The “too tightly wrapped” squish meat provider from the frozen north needs to be smacked up side the flat-face landing zone with that failure to stop China use of their country as a disposal site for sub-standard steel of all types!….Perhaps Sec Pompeo could grind that factor in deeper next chance to face-off with this “worthless sack of protein” as was noted during MIB shows…. The Canadian peoples’ deserve better and soonest… Wonder how sparkle toes and squish would fair after a pass thru some binder-pilot’s finest farm implement?… wrap ’em tightly I say… eh?

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  7. ristvan says:

    This presser tends to confirm something about USMCA chess gambits suspected earlier.

    Lets assume Canada ratifies soon after the October election. Trudeau wins, its his deal. Scheer wins, he needs it with Canadian economy sinking. That very day PDJT triggers NAFTA§2205, unilateral exit on 6 months notice. Puts a timing gun to Congress’ head to replace with USMCA.
    Remember PDJT has said can live with a no NAFTA no nothing America first outcome.

    Lets assume Senate approves it around yearend, soon after Canada. No reason to go before, which is why PDJT has not been pushing yet for Congressional approval. Not yet timely.

    Hands Pelosi a no win situation.
    She gets it approved, hands Trump a big promises made/kept election year victory.
    She balks, and PDJT immediately cuts a USMCA equivalent called USMA (no C) bilateral under 19USC§2902. Good for up to 10 years with NO congressional approval. Keeps AMLO happy and stiffs ‘insufferable’ Canada. And hands PDJT a great ‘retake the House’ election issue.

    And if my assumptions are wrong, PDJt triggers NAFTA§2205 any time he sees fit (say Canada dawdles after election), then does the Mexico bilat under 19USC§2902 and still ends up in a very good MAGA place. Canada NOT in forecloses that China route via tariffs, and a Mexican bilat forecloses that route by agreement.

    No way after this presser that PDJT cannot win, and Pelosi cannot lose. Thanks, Freeland.

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  8. Mike in a Truck says:

    Freeland is the type of liberal that could use the Uncle Fester head in vise therapy. But just keep turning until- pop. Now shes fixed.

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    • Daniel M Camac says:

      Cleanup in the Hardware section! and don’t put that in the landfill dumpster. It needs to be sent to Crematorium II, no chance of regeneration. Feel free to spread the ashes during the next Nor’Easter!

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  9. Loren says:

    If Russia or China invade Canada should we help? The United States has no friends and we should treat them as such. You can take your business elsewhere. The world has had it grubby mitts in the U.S. citizens pocket long enough. Plus we have way to many enemies inside the U.S. and it starts in congress.

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  10. Brian Colley says:

    As a Canadian i am literally sick with rage because of the mess the ignorant left has put us in. I am an albertan mayhap POTUS would consider buying AB. HA. God bless your POTUS.

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  11. OCBill says:

    Texas has a bigger GDP than Canada. Also, much better bbq.

    Liked by 17 people

  12. Carrie says:

    She has this weird lip smacking sneer thing going on. She is completely odious.

    Liked by 5 people

    • It’s the sniffing that gets me.

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      • decisiontime16 says:

        Freeland reminds me of a liberal college student standing on a soapbox so she can see over the podium.

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      • ann says:

        “Prissy” has no place occupying a podium nattering platitudes.

        What the hell does this pack of stuck on stupids comprehend about what it takes to run competive business?

        Private sector economic push underpins INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY,
        an ethos antithetical to public sector careerists.

        I’d not trust her to defend my country for one second. Rather have my grandma! .

        Unearned hubris, this effete individual, like her brethren have zero respect for the hard sacrifices, blood, sweat, toil, and tears that built and defend our countries.

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        • Daniel M. Camac says:

          ann, Don’t hold back! 😉 Ever since Ms. Barney appeared onscreen to fight against anything good for Canadians while bashing President Trump and then texting her BFF over in New Iran, I mean Europe, she surely has the markings of a globalist jihadist.
          Put a hood over her head and kiss her goodnight.

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        That “sniffing” is a sure tell she’s a psychopath.

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      • Peppurr says:

        I noticed the constant little sniffs and lip licking too. Could be caused by allergy or anxiety. In this case I would go with the latter.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      twit
      /twit/
      noun–INFORMAL•BRITISH
      a silly or foolish person.
      synonyms: fool, idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod;
      ———————————————–
      There are other more stronger words to better describe Prissy Freeland, but this is as low as I’ll go for now.

      On a funny note: The camera must be a Trump Supporter…it actually went out of focus during Freeland, long-winded answer to the third reporter’s questions…..as if he is dozing off…LOL.. Too funny that I laughed and didn’t hear her answeer. LOL

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  13. When she answered the question on Hong Kong, I could not make any sense of what she said…what did she say? Very confusing.

    Interesting, I had just been over on c-span.org and had started watching this and turned it off after one minute because of the need to say everything in both English and French. Drives me crazy. Then I came over here and saw a better video quality so I watched the whole thing and man, does that woman drive me crazy with her sniffing…the sniffing is actually an elitist thing that professorial types do to show how smart they are or something. I know because I have a sister that does that when she is pontificating and she’s an elitist academic leftist.

    And Canadians used to be such nice people…well, I suppose they still are but from others have said here they are all anti-Trump because of their media.

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    • Pa Hermit says:

      Maybe a little too much “coke” causing those sniffles?

      Liked by 5 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      Dogs that want to take fake umbrage in the moment to their master will snort and sniffle in an aggressive manner.

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    • Peppurr says:

      Well, we are still nice people ;-)). And I have friends who hate President Trump and as a result, we’ve drawn a line so as to not talk politics, in order to keep our friendship. No point in arguing with them because they are extremely ill informed. I’d rather just come here to read and comment with respect to wonderful President.:-)) Thanks to Sundance!

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  14. Chilidog says:

    The silver lining is that Trump/Pompeo have a competitive advantage when negotiating with the Canadians because Trudeau/Freeland’s motivations are transparent. In other words, rather than working on behalf of the Canadian citizens best interests, Trudeau/Freeland will behave like democrats in an attempt to defeat Trump. It is not in the best interests of the Canadian people to allow Chinese dumping of steel, however if they stopped the dumping, it would look like a victory for Trump. Knowing this, Trump will always be able to get what he wants by forcing them into a position that is opposed to the best Interests of the people. We have seen this in the U.K. and now they have elected someone who will work with Trump instead of the democrats.

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  15. bettycooper says:

    Almost stopped the tape at the opening hair flip. So dramatic!
    She knows that Uncle Sugar is her international ticket to the big show but can’t stop her sanctimonious-self from continually sniffing towards Pompeo and schooling everyone on basement diplomacy.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      I started to watch but did not have the patience to listen to 30 minutes worth. I’m gonna take Sundance’s word this time. Or somebody can post key times of the video.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      1st at West Point, 1st at Harvard Law,
      Pompeo is patiently casting pearls before swine.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        More like trolling with bait, and then setting the hook.

        And she’s too oblivious and clueless and so full of herself to realize it or comprehend that she’s making herself and her boss and her country look like fools.

        But then in her opinion Canada was never that great either.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        She’s the female Ted Baxter! Played by the late Ted Knight on the Mary Tyler Moore show. Egomaniacal, supremely-self-confident, totally oblivious, and utterly foolish.

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  16. Baby El says:

    Seriously, why have the event in the first place?
    … or a press conference about it?
    What are they even hoping to accomplish?
    I’ll just watch a rerun of Red Green instead.

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  17. L. Gee says:

    I find it morbidly (ugh) ironic that Sundance warns us not to watch due to skyrocketing blood pressure and then immediately says we “might” get a transcript later!

    Holy Cow, Sundance!! Watching it once or twice is bad enough! Don’t torture yourself by transcribing it! Surely, you have better things to do–like, go fishing or clean your boat or, heck, put your tools in alphabetical order–or SOMETHING!

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  18. fedback says:

    Diversity hire

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  19. billsbowl says:

    Is Canada still shipping their garbage to the Philippines?

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  20. curator55 says:

    Minister Freeland stated that over 300,000 Canadians live in Hong Kong. I don’t have complete stats to determine how many of these Canadian citizens were involved in the “birth tourism” industry in Canada but it is a contributing factor.

    “Under the Citizenship Act, all babies born on Canadian soil are automatically granted citizenship, except for children of foreign diplomats” and as the Supreme Court of Canada decided, the children of Russian spies that were born in Canada.

    In the western province of B.C. alone, “more than two dozen private “baby houses” were set up to accommodate pregnant mainland Chinese travelers. Infants with non-resident mothers made up 22.1 per cent (474 babies) out of all newborns in the 2017/2018 financial year at Richmond Hospital, where the practice is soaring.” (South China Post 2018). The article’s facts are accurate and possibly free advertising for any Hong Kong or Chinese person hoping to acquire Canadian citizenship and the access to “free” medical and schooling for their child in Canada later. The family then usually returns to China unlike the USA’s anchor babies and their parents.

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    • Maquis says:

      It’s happening here too. Future spies for the CCP, or basic life insurance policies?

      Liked by 2 people

    • Peppurr says:

      Wow ! I didn’t know about “the baby houses”. I certainly know about pregnant visitors arriving in BC to have their babies for citizenship.. Also, well aware of Richmond suburb. There’s no English signage anywhere there.

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  21. ilcon says:

    32 minute presser. Pompeo spoke for approximately two of them. Freebase, like all leftists, babble forever without saying anything.

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  22. lurker2 says:

    19:11 is a beautiful thing. Pompeo tears into a NYT reporter for employing Chinese propaganda.

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  23. Johnny says:

    If it rains that beotch will drown with her nose stuck up like that. (Praying for Rain) LOL

    Forgive me for that, it was not very polite. On second, thought that little pig in a blanket needs to learn some respect and civility.

    I would love to see her go thru a school for southern manners. (Charm part is a lost cause).Now that would be so fun to watch and sell tickets.

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  24. 335blues says:

    Secretary Pompeo is a class act.
    Trudeau and Freeland are snot rockets that are spent of fuel.

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  25. DJT2020 says:

    Denmark also recently pulled the “we fought alongside you” card after the Greenland flap. These countries send like a few hundred folks so they can claim to be a part of the operation(s). It is like a team winning the national championship and the waterboy puffing out his chest and doing backflips.

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  26. eagle931 says:

    I am not surprised about Canada’s hubris when it comes to international relations vis-a-vis the U.S. In fact, It was Canada’s hubris (aka Anti-Americanism) what kept the Cuban communist Castro regime in power after the Soviet Union ceased to exist. As a result of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Cuba lost over $7 billion/year Soviet subsidy, thus suffering a regime-killing blow. The “Special Period” (as the Cuban dictatorship called its biggest economic crisis) put the regime on the ropes and in real danger of toppling over. Alas, along came Canada to the rescue when Canadian businesses literally re-started the tourism industry in Cuba. Resorts were built (for foreigners only), as well as a basic tourism infrastructure that attracted both Canadian and European tourists to the island. And what was the major draw? Prostitution! But, this was no run-of-the-mill prostitution. These were regular young girls (think of your own daughters) who were ready to stoop that low in order to get out of that country by any means necessary or by trying to survive this “special period”. Had not the Canadian government assisted the dictatorship at the very moment where it was at its weakest, the Castro regime would have imploded just as the Soviet Union did.
    The point is that Canada has worked against U,S, interests many times just to show how independent, more civilized, more tolerant and how much more they respect human rights. Their claim belies the fact that when it counted they’d rather support a totalitarian dictatorship just to show their independence from the U.S. Sundance said of Canada, “Hubris thy name is !”. I agree, but I must add, “thy name is Hypocrisy”.

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    • maggie0987 says:

      eagle931 – I, as a Canadian 100% agree and, if I recall correctly, Nemesis, the goddess of retribution, follows Hubris? Trust me, the Canadian economy is in for some tough times ahead regardless of who wins the election in October.

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      In other words, they’ll do anything including child molestation for money??????

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  27. dd_sc says:

    Kind of sad that two former Warsaw Pact members (Poland, Romania) are meeting their NATO financial commitments while the most of the original NATO members are not.

    Time to put NATO on the scrap heap next to the Warsaw Pact.

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  28. RightAroundTheBlock says:

    I cringe for Mike up there…

    I spent 6 yrs abroad recently, as an American expat, most of it in Europe and S. America, before that many trips overseas for decades. My observance, based on nationality, is that the Canadians [beware: 😉 this is a generalization] are the first to tell you how well liked they are (such humility), and similar to American leftists abroad, much praise is offered to many of them for speaking poorly of the USA and Americans and our culture in general. Yet they hang on every mainstream nuance of it, whether it social, political, cultural or economic.

    America trends. Haters be haters.

    Slight digress… I found this bashing ones country abroad repulsive. When I lived abroad, I kept my grievances to myself and spoke as well of my country as I could, (despite having a reason not to). I opened a lot of eyes, two at a time. Many, many Europeans were left far outmatched after brief conversations and frankly stunned at their own ignorance and told me so directly, or in so many words, with real incredulity, “Why I never knew that?… NO ONE has ever told that..?” and, “Why don’t they ever tell us that!?”

    But back to Canucks…

    What I find so charming about many Canadians travelling abroad (and Ive told a fair amount of them this that needed to hear it) is their candor in expressing how Americans as so full of themselves yet I’m remiss to find one of these so humble Canadians without some damn maple leaf gear pasted on them or some accessory they carry, or just flat out embroidery, “I’m Canadian!”

    It’s their way of saying, “I’m not American… please like me, I’m a real insecure piece of #&$^%@%”

    They win the award for least interesting people on the planet.

    Now I need a disclaimer, I once ran with a minor league bruiser on the US hockey circuit, and used to work on the rigs, a big Albertan, and a damn fine bloke. My liver hurts just thinking of him… So there must be a couple up there worth saving. My guess they’re mostly in the Tar Sands.

    If only their outliers headed south we could save them and permanently close our Northern border.

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    • Chimpy says:

      I lived in Alberta for a few years a decade ago.

      During this time, I once sat at a dinner in Edmonton with some Canadian businessmen that did not know me very well. The topic turned to how Americans are fat and unhealthy. They were all laughing and poking fun at us.

      I sat there listening and realized that I was the only fit and trim guy at the table – the others all were 50 pounds over-weight each. It was obvious then that they all assumed that I was a Canadian.

      Finally, I spoke up, “Ahem, guys… um, I am an American.”

      They all looked at me in disbelief. My midwestern accent probably threw them off. “No, your not”, one even told me.

      I went ahead and pointed out that I was the fittest person at the table, in both strength and speed, and that I found their comments rude and condescending.

      To their credit, they bought me beer the rest of the evening.

      By the way, my family and I loved living in Calgary and we loved the Canadians that we met. That region is truly God’s country, IMO. And the people were mostly friendly and outgoing. The only downsides were the extreme cold long winters and the horrible nationalized health care.

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      • RightAroundTheBlock says:

        No doubt, a “ton” of good ones up there too, but they are less likely to be out talking #%!@ in Europe.
        I too was told countless times, “I would never guess you an American??” As if I’m supposed to take it as a compliment..
        So many in Eruope watch the tube courtesy of Hollywood propaganda. Reality tv has done a serious diservice to us internationally, probably calculated… Our news, our shows, are everywhere, but we gwt very little of their going ons unless you’re the kind of person specifically looking for it. So many of them quite confidently THINK they know us based on the garbage they watch and the propaganda coming out of BBC -or their visit to Miami, New York, Orlando and LA/SanFran.

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    • Peppurr says:

      RATB ! Cracked me right up! lol Because you sound exactly like my father – only his rants were against the Americans! He was stationed in England during the War and met my mother in Nottingham, England at a dance club. She was with her best friend who met an American. Both couples ended up marrying each other and became war brides.

      My father (over the years) became the manager of a Stevedore Co in a small town just south of Alaska. It was a stop for American cruise ships to fuel on their way to Alaska. I remember my Dad always coming home and going on rants about the Americans. In hindsight, I think they made him feel inferior. Heck, I dunno, maybe he thought he got the wrong warbride! LOL j/k Myself, working in a restaurant part time LOVED the Americans because they were big tippers! haha.

      So yeah, I eventually moved to Vancouver and would fly up north for visits. What I especially noticed was that while waiting at the airport up north, to go south, everyone would be standing around yucking it up like big shots going to the “BIG CITY” and when arriving there, looking like little lost souls out of their comfort zone.

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  29. KnowSERENoFear says:

    Mexico treats us like crap. Canada treats us like crap. Then why USMCA? Why do they get special treatment? I say, tear up the USMCA “pact” – it’s unconstitutional anyway. Let the unconstitutional “pact” called NAFTA dissolve. If we are going to hand out trade favors, then let’s hand them out to countries that respect us…countries that earn our respect through consistent actions and not hyperbole.

    We’ve been conditioned to reject Isolationism as a naughty word. But what has Interventionism got us? ….WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, ISIS, invasion at our border, the stealing of middle class tax dollars and handing it out to shitholes, $23 TRILLION in debt? What’s wrong with marrying up to a few trusted allies and living on the abundance, ingenuity, and fortitude of our own great country? Clean up our ghettos, rid ourselves of gangs, reclaiming liberty!

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    • zorrorides says:

      Hiya KnowSeren, great post and great questions.

      I think DJT would prefer to do as you say, but he faces too much opposition.

      With Canada, for now PTrump,s America is showing good familial manners: the capable, more ethical brother is protecting the weak brother despite the despicable behavior.

      And with Mexico the explanation is similar. POTUS is giving grace to Mexico. If Mexico does the right things and improves itself for its own Mexicans,… well, every honest Mexican will say, “Donald Trump was good to us, El Presidente` helped us. The WALL is a good thing and Mexico now must be strong and right for ourselves.”

      The US has two neighbors. We choose to give them a hand up. The rest of all you global numbnuts and scoundrels deserve what you get from each other. Keep us out of it.

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    • ichicinnabar says:

      Why USMCA?

      To keep Mexico and Canada in line.

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  30. WES says:

    Sadly at the moment Trudope’s liberals are tied with the conservatives with NDP saying they would only ally with liberals to form a minority government.

    Freeland’s behavior is to play to their anti-American liberal supporters. In the past this has always been a winning strategy.

    I would say realistically Trudope, with 100% Quebec support plus big cities like Toronto, will remain in power whether minority or majority. Trudope’s scandals are not hurting him amoung his liberal supporters.

    Wish it wasn’t so.

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  31. Normally Quiet Observer says:

    What a disrespectful little twit! Diplomacy? She doesn’t know the first thing about it. How DARE she refer to the SecState by his given name in public! A small thing, YES. But a definite example of how they feel about the United States.

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    • You spelled “twit” wrong 😉

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    • GB Bari says:

      I thought the exact same thing. Todays younger generations have no clue about decorum, courtesy, and real diplomacy. Freeland is an ignorant, hubris-laden fool, although just smart enough to BS her way into her position with an equally ignorant fool, Trudope.

      I can almost feel Canadians’ pain, shame, and frustration with her posing as their representative on the world stage. Ugh.
      I felt the same way about Obozo, Moochelle, and every one of the CommieCRAT puppets in his Administration.

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  32. David Burnell says:

    I lived in Canada (B.C.) for six weeks back in 1998. When I was told I was going, I had some trepidation about my upcoming move. My associate said don’t worry, Canada is a first-world country. I beg to differ. After my six weeks experience, I can say that Canada is not a first world country, and defiantly not a third world country. You would be more accurate to say it was a second world country, with first world citizens. They were terrific, but they saddled themselves with creeping socialism, which to me was stiffening and oppressive. My personality was constantly bucking it, which made those around me say, “You’re an American, aren’t you?” Need I say more? On another hand, Canada did have something we could defiantly use down here. It was a coin called a “Two-ney,” which was a Two dollar coin, a silver doughnut, with a brass center inset. Very distinctive and constantly useful.

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  33. Tim says:

    Hillarious at 20:41
    Question is Huawei’s Ms Mung ( being extradited to USA ) a bargaining chip in trade war ?
    Answer Pompeo “No” { this it the complete answer 🙂 }
    Answer Friedland …several minutes of french , “relationship, blah, blah, blah”, did not listen to it all.

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  34. Good grief! That woman sounds like an elementary school teacher talking to a bunch of 1’st graders.

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  35. azcatsclaw says:

    Periodically nitwits like Freeland (Merkel & May too) make me believe that perhaps my sex should not go into politics (the Margaret Thatchers of this world are few and far between,).

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  36. Doug Amos says:

    The supposed opposition is no better. Bernier is a source of rationality but the Canadian media are making sure he does not get into the debate. Thunder thighs and Justine also have their dirty little hands in Libya, home of the Clintons, via SNC Lavalin. Criminals everywhere but President Trump and climate change are always the focus, always the cause of every problem.

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  37. ristvan says:

    FF33, Simple. Sort of.

    A treaty requiring 2/3 Senate approval per A2§2.2 was first defined by Thomas Jefferson, first SoS under first President Washington, as ‘forever immutable save by mutual consent’. He should know whereof he spoke. No matter bilateral, trilateral, or multilateral.

    Any trade deal with a unilateral opt out (Nafta, USMCA) is NOT ‘immutable save by mutual consent’ so a ‘mere’ Congressional Pact requiring ‘only’ majority approval in both houses of Congress to change any affected previous legislation. Like Nafta and USMCA.

    Now, those ‘quasi’ permanent trade deals can be bilateral, trilateral (NAFTA), or multilateral (TPP). Therein lies a key legal difference passed by Congress in 1993 pursuant to its Trade Negotiation Authorization Act ‘

    There was an obvious political problem with the general presidential A2§3 trade negotiation concept pursuant to Congress power 1A§8.3, which Congress solved in 1993 in the Trade Negotiation Authorization Act. Congress as a role in approval voting could demand the whole negotiated trade thing go back and get renegotiated, meaning a potentially endless Pact political doom loop. So Congress pursuant to A1§8.3 gave the President fast track authority per 19USC§2191-2194.

    But that same 1993 Trade Negotiation Authorization Act also recognized a second contingency, where any country could ‘appeal’ to the President and POTUS could offer time limited trade relief without Congressional approval. That provision is 19USC§2902. Now crucial to UK Brexit and Pelosi USMCA potential block.

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      “where any country could ‘appeal’ to the President and POTUS could offer time limited trade relief without Congressional approval.”

      1. Arbitrary
      2. President is NOT king.
      3. Bypasses the People’s representatives.
      4. Bypasses the States representatives.
      5. Circumnavigates the tenants of our Representative Constitutional Republic.
      6. Violates the supremacy clause.
      7. “Appeal” could be bribery in Hillary’s case.
      8. Bypasses “checks & balances.”
      9. May be legal but it ain’t constitutional.
      10.Etc/etc/etc

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  38. A2 says:

    I thought it was a good presser and even Ms Freeland made sense compared to what we watched during the USMCA negotiations.

    The photo posted of the look on Sec Pompeo’s face was to the NYT reporter taking the PRC line and conflating the issue of Meng and the two detained Canadians.

    Ms Freeland may have an annoying manner, but I saw no disrespect towards Sec Pompeo. She did try to evade questions on China, but in the end answered some of them in the Q&A.

    I’m glad that tinker bell was not there as he would have made a dogs dinner at the presser.

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  39. Freeland has this unique ability to make my ex-wife look highly desirable to me.

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  40. MD says:

    Instead of doing a trade deal with Canada, wouldn’t it be better to just make a trade? All the conservatives in Canada get US citizenship and move to the US. All US liberals then move to Canada and are Canadian citizens.

    The liberals should love that, they won’t have Trump as their president, they already have government health care, the media system is closed, they have a small military, high taxes etc, etc etc. Plus how many of them said they would move there if Trump were elected.

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  41. Rynn69 says:

    The proverbial smug know-it-all leftist in this generation. A wasteland. We pray for better generations to come because we have taken a huge backslide. Seems to miss a generation. Started with the hippies and ’60s liberals, skipped, now millennials.

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  42. John Good says:

    Sundance warned me not to try to watch it! Like a little kid I clicked on the Play button, saw the condescending “hair-flip” at the beginning & went straight to the last 60 secs. of the video & she was speaking a foreign language (French? maybe) & then both her & Pompeo walked off!
    I had the impression that I just watched some Euro-Trash European Union Country’s female liberal-loon leader on video.
    Please Mr. Trump, annex Canada & save us from Socialism! You can do what you want with our Liberal Loons!

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  43. GP says:

    The dais upon whichnthe speakers stood must be adjustable whereby one speaker can be made to look taller or shorter than they really are…you know trying to achieve a look of “equality or stature” Well, once Freeland opened her mouth that erased any semblance of equality or stature.

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  44. GP says:

    We’ve got our own dolts in political power here in the US, but for some reason Ms Freeland “towers” (pun intended) over them.

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  45. namberak says:

    “While simultaneously Canada doesn’t even live up to their NATO funding obligations…” This caused me to recall a rather amazing, in hindsight, statistic. Among the WW2 allied nations, Canada had the highest percentage of its population in uniform. And, here we are …

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  46. Tom says:

    The word you mean to use here is “equal” where you write “demand equivocal status”. Equivocal means “ambiguous”, which makes no sense here.

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  47. Screaming Eagle says:

    Freedland is so out of her league. A flower child on the international field of trade and commerce. In fact, not even on the field, in the cheap seats, high up in the right field upper deck, with an obscured view. Pathetic. How frustrating it must be for our Canadian friends to have to endure this smug, self-licking lollipop.

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  48. Jack Rail says:

    That’s a woman?

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  49. Jack Rail says:

    That’s a woman?

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