Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

Canada turns over relations with China to Trump administration..

June 4, 2019

Last Thursday following a 50-minute meeting in Ottawa with the Canadian prime minister, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence announced that he was “honoured to be here today on behalf of a friend of yours, and a great friend of the Canadian people, President Donald Trump.”

It is doubtful many Canadians were taken in by a profession of friendship by the U.S. vice-president on behalf of President Trump.

Justin Trudeau, however, has entrusted negotiating the welfare of two Canadians arrested in China to the Trump administration.

Trudeau Fails on the NAFTA Question

October 9, 2018

Trump lawyer Rudy Giulani with white nationalist Faith Goldy..

September 26, 2018

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani posed for pictures with a right-wing media personality turned mayoral candidate accused of promoting white nationalism and anti-Semitic literature.

The candidate, Faith Goldy, is a far-right YouTuber who is running to be mayor of Toronto. She posted the photos with President Donald Trump’s lawyer on her Instagram feed Tuesday.

Trump warns he could cause the ‘ruination’ of Canada..

September 8, 2018

WASHINGTON— Returning to his bellicose trade rhetoric, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Friday that he would cause the “ruination” of Canada if he imposed tariffs on Canadian-made cars.

Trump deals major blow to Trudeau government’s trade plans

September 4, 2018

Despite his constant denigration of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Donald Trump was prepared to re-negotiate NAFTA after all — but only with Mexico. Canada was frozen out of the bilateral talks between the two other NAFTA partners. These quiet one-on-one negotiations ended after a few weeks with a new agreement that Canada is supposed to accept, even if negotiated without its participation or approval.

Trump says ‘no political necessity’ to keep Canada in new NAFTA deal..

September 2, 2018
Trump said there is “no political necessity” to keep Canada in the NAFTA agreement if a “fair deal” cannot be reached. The US president warned Congress against interfering, threatening to kill the deal single-handedly.

“There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don’t make a fair deal for the US after decades of abuse, Canada will be out,” Trump tweeted on Saturday, a day after the trade negotiations with Canada were upended by leaked off-the-record remarks he made to Bloomberg.

Trump’s harsh ‘off the record’ remarks about Canada leaked..

August 31, 2018

In the leaked remarks, the US President said he wasn’t making any compromises at all during the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations with Canada, and that the deal will be signed “totally on our terms.”

Trump said it “off the record” because he believed that making his stance public is “going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal.”

“Here’s the problem. If I say no – the answer’s no… I can’t kill these people,” he said of the Canadian government.

The President also allegedly said that he’s intimidating Canada with tariffs and other means at his disposal during the negotiations: “off the record, Canada’s working their ass off. And every time we have a problem with a point, I just put up a picture of a Chevrolet Impala,” which is produced by American carmaker General Motors at a plant in Canada.

Harper’s willingness to appease Trump should scare all Canadians..

June 29, 2018

“Harper’s bottom line in London? It is better to adapt than to oppose. Some people might be ‘troubled’ by the world-wide ‘polarization’ that is taking place. Tough beans, he says. Trump seems to have brought out the Neville Chamberlain in Harper.”

Trump to Trudeau: Canada is undermining NATO…

June 26, 2018

In advance of the NATO summit in Brussels July 11-12, Donald Trump is calling on Canada to step up its military spending to $44 billion per year, or two per cent of Canadian GDP (which is $2.2 trillion). Currently Canada spends $25 billion, or 1.2 per cent of GDP, on the military.

Trump Garbles Canadian Trade Stats

June 14, 2018

The official U.S. statistics on trade with Canada show that the United States has a trade surplus with our neighbor to the north. The U.S. surplus was $2.8 billion in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. Yet, President Donald Trump has claimed that the U.S. has “close to $100 billion a year loss with Canada” or $17 billion “minimum.”

Both figures refer to trade in goods only, not services. And the $100 billion figure factors in re-exports, which are products that come from a third country to the U.S. but travel through Canada.

The U.S. isn’t “losing” $100 billion on trade.