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    'Canada could well pay for this': Experts weigh in on consequences of Trudeau appearing to mock Trump in video

    Heard on the news this morning that Trump is putting trade sanctions on Canada until we increase our NATO spending from 1.3% of GDP to 2%.

    Also we apparently lost 71,000 jobs last month too when economist forecast our economy increasing instead by 10,000, so now is not a good time to get trade sanctions to our economy

    "The Canadian economy posted its biggest monthly job loss since the financial crisis as the unemployment rate also pushed higher in November, Statistics Canada reported Friday.

    The economy lost 71,200 jobs last month and the unemployment rate rose to 5.9 per compared with 5.5 per cent in October, the data agency said.

    Economists on average had expected a gain of 10,000 jobs and the unemployment rate to hold steady at 5.5 per cent, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.

    The number of full-time jobs fell by 38,400, while part-time employment fell by 32,800."



    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...trump-in-video



    'Canada could well pay for this': Experts weigh in on consequences of Trudeau appearing to mock Trump in video

    'It could have very serious consequences. It sets back years of effort in keeping Canada in a safe and quiet position vis--vis Donald Trump'





    December 5, 2019
    10:31 PM EST

    A video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appearing to mock Donald Trump was thrust into the heart of U.S. politics on Thursday.

    A campaign ad by former vice-president Joe Biden, running to be the Democratic nominee against Trump in 2020, said the video was evidence that world leaders were derisive of the U.S. president.

    “The world is laughing at President Trump,” says the ad. “They see him for what he really is: dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership.”

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    The campaign ad quickly went viral — it had garnered eight million views by midday Thursday — and was praised by Democratic pundits and strategists on Twitter as perhaps Biden’s most effective attack yet. The campaign also posted it on Facebook and used it in a fundraising pitch.

    “When (Biden) saw the painful reception that Trump received from world leaders representing countries that have traditionally been strong American allies, it struck a chord and he felt the need to speak out,” a Biden aide said.

    Experts in international relations also warned that the fallout from the video could have consequences for Canada.

    “Canada could well pay for this,” said Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at the University of British Columbia. “It could have very serious consequences. It sets back years of effort in keeping Canada in a safe and quiet position vis--vis Donald Trump.”

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    In the video, Trudeau is seen talking with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Princess Anne at a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, where they appear to be mocking the president.

    After the video surfaced, Trump called Trudeau “two-faced,” but then added, “I find him to be a nice guy.”

    On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a photo of the prime minister next to a younger Trudeau in blackface. “As usual realDonaldTrump is 100% right!!! Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ see evidence below.”

    The video and its aftermath are making headlines around the world and Andrew Scheer, leader of the opposition Conservatives, slammed Trudeau in remarks on Wednesday.

    “Justin Trudeau’s poor judgment, lack of professionalism, and love of drama continues to weaken Canada’s position on the world stage,” Scheer said.

    The question pundits have seized upon is, to what extent this episode matters for Canada and the United States

    Canadian foreign policy has been focused on avoiding any provocation

    Michael D’Antonio, a Donald Trump biographer and CNN commentator, wrote in an email to the Post that “Trump takes everything personally,” but in this case the president might be hesitant to attack Trudeau.

    “I’m sure he regards Trudeau as a younger, fitter, more appealing leader than himself and he may even envy him,” D’Antonio wrote. “For this reason he might be reluctant to call attention to Trudeau’s role in this brouhaha and more inclined to attack Biden with nicknames or say Biden disrespected the presidency and the country.”

    Canada and the United States do, at the moment, have a somewhat fragile relationship, with the ongoing discussions about a U.S.-Canada-Mexico free-trade agreement and Trump’s quibbling over NATO funding.

    D’Antonio says Canadians “might be sensitive” over the area of trade, though he is unsure it will matter in the end.

    However, Byers said the biggest problem is how Trump could react, given he is “easily aggrieved and often vindictive in his approach to diplomacy.”



    Any upset with the U.S. risks a couple of Canadian priorities, such as the free trade deal and assistance from Trump in Canada’s relationship with China.

    “Canadian foreign policy has been focused on avoiding any provocation and keeping the relationship as quiet and smooth as possible,” said Byers.

    The government, Byers said, has invested loads of money and man hours to keep Canada “out of the gunsights, so to speak, of an impulsive and vindictive president.”

    White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway told Fox & Friends Thursday morning that while the Trudeau conversation was a “childish, churlish exchange,” she said they weren’t mocking the president and that Trump’s relationship with Trudeau will remain the same.

    “Because at least President Trump is honest when he’s calling out a foreign leader and the way he feels about them not paying their defence dues to NATO, which has been a problem in Canada and with some other allies,” Conway said.

    Earlier at the NATO meeting, Trump put Trudeau on the spot over Canada not meeting its commitment of two per cent of GDP for NATO military spending.



    “But the truth is I called him out on the fact that he’s not paying two per cent and I guess he’s not very happy about it,” Trump said of Trudeau’s supposed gossiping.

    Dan Drezner, a professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a Washington Post contributor, said, “If there’s anything Trump is sensitive about, it is that people are making fun of him.” He pointed to the White House Correspondents dinner where Barack Obama mocked him, arguably the impetus for Trump’s run for president.

    But he said, “It’s not going to change the USMCA, it’s not going to change Canada’s commitments to NATO.”

    He added, “So, you know, truthfully I think in the grand scheme of things it probably won’t matter one whole heck of a lot.”

    But D’Antonio cautioned, “If Trump needs an enemy and thinks Canada would be a good one, he’ll do it. There’s nothing that Trudeau or Canadian officials can do about this. They might as well enjoy a laugh and buckle up for the ride to come.”

    — With files from The Canadian Press and Reuters
    I live among lots of sheeple and dim witted who like to think they are good Canadians for voting Lieberal

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    https://nationalpost.com/news/world/..._autoplay=true


    Could more U.S.-Canada trade trouble be on the way? Trump says he 'may have to do something' after NATO summit


    It marks the second time, since a video emerged of Trudeau mocking Trump, that the U.S. president has hinted that trade trouble could be looming

    December 6, 2019
    9:59 AM EST

    After a second disastrous NATO summit in a row, Canadians have been left wondering whether U.S. President Donald Trump could take further trade action against Canada, following a year-long standoff over steel and aluminium between May 2018 and May 2019.

    The 70th anniversary summit, held his week in Watford, England, began and ended in acrimony startling even for the era of Trump. Back in the U.S. on Thursday, Trump hinted that a bad week for Canada could be about to get worse.

    Divisions in the 29-member NATO club alliance were laid bare in England on Tuesday, as Trump criticized French President Emmanuel Macron for comments last month about NATO’s strategic “brain death,” and described allies who spent too little on defence as “delinquent” — among them Canada.

    Officials had been hoping to avoid bust-ups like those at the same meeting last year, when Trump complained about allies failing to bear the financial burden of collective security. His constant complaint has been that some of NATO’s 29 members are not spending two per cent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defence, as agreed in 2014 as an indirect response to Russian aggression in Crimea. This time around, Trump hammered the same theme.

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    But on Tuesday evening, things got worse. At a Buckingham Palace reception, Justin Trudeau was caught on camera with Macron, Britain’s Boris Johnson and Mark Rutte of the Netherlands laughing at Trump. The video showed Trudeau chatting about Trump’s long impromptu press conferences.

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    “I just watched — watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor,” Trudeau said in the recording, eyes wide in imitation. He later said he was talking about Trump’s unexpected announcement that the United States will host the next G7 leaders’ summit at Camp David, an idea Trump had previously raised but not finalized.

    Trump, though, said Trudeau was upset because he had called him out for not meeting his two per cent of national output contribution to NATO’s costs. “He’s two-faced,” Trump said. At present, Canada’s NATO defence spending is at 1.31 per cent of GDP.

    And after leaving the NATO summit without holding a final press conference, Trump seemed to be indicating Thursday that further trade trouble with Canada could be near. Speaking in D.C., he said meetings with the nine nations (out of NATO’s 29) who have reached their two per cent targets had gone well, but others remained who are still not pulling their weight, CTV reported.

    It’s not fair that they get U.S. protection. They’re not putting up their money

    “Some (countries are) really not close and we may have to do something with trade,” he told members of the UN Security Council, CTV reported. “It’s not fair that they get U.S. protection. They’re not putting up their money.”

    Before the Trudeau tape emerged, Trump had already said on Tuesday that Canada was behind monetarily.

    “Slightly delinquent, I would say Canada, but they’ll be okay. I have confidence,” he said. “Some are major delinquents, well below one per cent, and then if something happens we’re supposed to defend them? And it’s not really fair.”

    Canada wasn’t alone; in a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump complained mildly that Berlin was “a little bit under” the target. Trump is reported to have used the word “delinquent” again on Wednesday behind closed doors during the summit.

    Meanwhile Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, speaking on CTV on Thursday, was hesitant to say that relations had been damaged at the summit.

    “We did have some difficult conversations along the way, but have developed a really effective working relationship,” she said. “I think we would agree that the current U.S. administration (and) the current government of Canada disagree about a lot of things and we’re candid with each other about that.”
    I live among lots of sheeple and dim witted who like to think they are good Canadians for voting Lieberal

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    hypocrite bastard.
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    I was hoping he would show up and do something useful in front of the cameras. Like beat the flames out with his face.
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    This intellectual midget needs to rub the contents of a large tube of PREPARATION H on his ego and then smack himself with the empty tube until he's in a permanent coma. !

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    A campaign ad by former vice-president Joe Biden, running to be the Democratic nominee against Trump in 2020, said the video was evidence that world leaders were derisive of the U.S. president.

    “The world is laughing at President Trump,” says the ad. “They see him for what he really is: dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership.”


    The campaign ad quickly went viral — it had garnered eight million views by midday Thursday — and was praised by Democratic pundits and strategists on Twitter as perhaps Biden’s most effective attack yet. The campaign also posted it on Facebook and used it in a fundraising pitch.
    Oh boy, this is gonna hurt.
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    Damn right it's gonna hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relic49 View Post
    Damn right it's gonna hurt.
    get ready for a shit sandwich after his 2020 win,,,

    he's not a vindictive person,, but for Justin he'll make an exception
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billythreefeathers View Post
    get ready for a shit sandwich after his 2020 win,,,

    he's not a vindictive person,, but for Justin he'll make an exception
    I certainly hope so, either way, Alberta will probably be ok.
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    The USA is the only country in the world that has a booming economy and it was due to what Trump has done certainly not what obumblehead did. France is a progressive shit hole who have 2 to 3 times the unemployment of the USA, Italy is the same and now the clown is going to put Canada at the front of it.
    Oh yeh those progressive elites like to laugh at him while they should be lining up to kiss his ass for the benefit of their countries. But that doesn’t fit their progressive world order view.
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