I want to talk about the trade war between Canada and the United States.
Trump announced $16 billion worth of trade barriers on Canadian steel and aluminum, but I think the big prize for him is our auto industry, that he’s setting the stage for bringing back the factories from Windsor and Oakville to Detroit and Ohio.
Trump is doing what he said he would do: standing up for industrial workers. Pretty much the opposite of what Canada does. Trudeau is shutting things down. Trump is building things up.
(The funny thing is Trump has been written off as a reality TV star, but he’s actually done a lot of real things in his life. Trudeau is treating his job as prime minister as a TV mascot gig.)
Trudeau says he’s really surprised things are falling apart.
I’m just surprised it took so long.
I’m a Canadian and I love Canada, and though I have no connection to the auto sector or steel sector, I want them to have jobs, and I want free trade with the U.S., and I don’t want a trade war.
But this was 100 per cent preventable, and Trudeau had two years to fix it. Maybe he actually wanted to wreck it to begin with — he’s against industry. And he’ll love to blame Trump for Canada’s looming economic troubles.
Being next to the United States during the Trump presidency could be the best thing for Canada, if handled right.
But it’s not being handled right.
Trudeau’s passive-aggressive hatred for Trump is going to cost Canada a lot of jobs.
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