Trump administration intellectually inept when it comes to negotiating with Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister
US President Trump caved once again to Canada’s retaliatory measures issued by Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland on certain tariffs of aluminum products from Canada. The Trump administration was forced to lift tariffs on Canadian aluminum due to sustained pressure from Republicans who are being decimated in the polls.
“The August 6th announcement by the United States to impose tariffs on certain Canadian aluminum products, citing national security concerns, is unwarranted and unacceptable”. Said Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland
Canada and the US have always been allies so the narrative of Canadians posing a national threat to the America was a false narrative used to distract Americans. This tactic of distracting Americans and undermining their intelligence has become a text book procedure used by the embattled reality show president when he is asked to address unfavorable news about his administration.
Trump’s decision to lift the tariffs on Canadian aluminium was because he was facing a revolt from Red State corporations that depend on Canadian aluminum. Trump ultimately caved knowing that any additional loss of employment in Republican States will hurt him at the polling stations come November.
Then there is the Freeland Factor! Trump under estimated Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister for being one of his spineless yes men. The great deal maker has been brow beaten time and time again into submission by Freeland.
Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister has successfully negotiated the best deal for the country beginning with the new NAFTA deal. She has not been afraid slap Trump with retaliatory sanctions in due kind on tariffs imposed to Canada.
Canadians may be polite and respectful, but they take no shit. While Trump and his administration is learning the rules of Checkers, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister is putting on a master class in the game of Chess.
Canada can expect the Trump administration to impose more tariffs on Canadian aluminum and other products as November draws near. When it does happen, America can expect retaliatory measures in kind along with a Coke and A Smile for their embattled president.