On Monday, Donald Trump revealed that he had negotiated a very detailed bilateral trade agreement with Mexico. "Bilateral" just means two sides — the U.S. and Mexico. As in: Canada’s not part of it.
Well, Trump wanted to talk to Trudeau about it. And Trudeau refused to take the call.
Of course, I only learned about that from the foreign press — our own CBC would never report something so embarrassing, or so revealing, about our dear leader.
Trudeau’s official schedule from Monday is just marked: "Private Time." (Of course, he’s had more than 20 vacation days so far in 2018, on top of regular weekends and statutory holidays.)
And this morning, "diplomat of the year" Chrystia Freeland was invited for a meeting with the U.S. Trade Representative. And Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and the consummate Trump "fixer," was there too.
And here’s how that went:
Jared Kushner just walked in for the meeting with Canada. The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs is not here. She is late. #NAFTA
She flew in yesterday. Did she get lost? Did she hit the snooze button?
Was this not the most important meeting in her life? And for the lives of 160,000 people working in Ontario's auto industry?
No notice, no warning, no courtesy, no diplomacy, no explanation. We’re just not showing up.
Do you think Donald Trump means it when he says he wants to put on tariffs on our auto industry?
I do. I think Trump wants a trade war, to relocate those factories to the U.S.
The crazy thing is, Trudeau is behaving like he wants a trade war, too.
Justin Trudeau already killed of Canada’ oil and gas and pipeline industry, with the help of Rachel Notley. Now he’s going for Ontario’s auto industry.
Unless something changes in the next 48 hours, I think we’re heading into a deep recession in this country, courtesy of our diplomat of the year, and her man-child boss.
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