Mexico, Syria, North Korea, the entire Mulsim population on the planet, those are just the warm-ups for Trump’s real nemesis. His new enemy. The new country he wants to punish: Canada.
That’s right. Canada.
At the end of an event at the Oval Office, about protecting steel, Trump added:
“I want to end and add by saying that Canada — what they’ve done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace. It’s a disgrace.”
Yes, his attack on Canada, instead of having a discussion with Justin Trudeau, was over milk. According to Trump:
“I spent time with some of the farmers in Wisconsin — and as you know, rules, regulations, different things, have changed; and our farmers in Wisconsin and New York State are being put out of business — our dairy farmers.
The fact is, NAFTA — whether it’s Mexico or Canada — is a disaster for our country. It’s a disaster. It’s a trading disaster.”
While dairy is certainly an important staple, Trump’s rhetoric yet again shows hostility to one of our allies, such as his behavior towards Angela Merkel.
Later Trump said that the U.S. are going to have to get to the negotiating table with Canada very, very quickly… “this is another NAFTA disaster, and we’re not going to let it continue onward.” And that “we can’t let Canada or anybody else take advantage, and do what they do to our workers and to our farmers.”
While every American would be okay with making things better for the people who grow our food, Trump could have just negotiated, instead of insulting an ally.