It’s pretty shocking when you think about it — Donald Trump has been president for more than 500 days, and he hasn’t come to Canada yet.
In fact, no-one of note comes to Canada under Trudeau.
But Trump is finally coming, for the G7 summit, even though he is obviously focused on bigger things, like his upcoming meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, in an attempt to fulfill the audacious scheme of de-nuclearizing that country.
And Trump isn’t much for a G7 anyway — he wants a better trade deal for America, and thinks that can better be done in a bilateral Canada-US deal, and a Mexico-US deal, because they’re so different.
Even if Trump is wrong, isn’t it in our interest to go along, so we’re not collateral damage if Trump and Mexico have a fight, which they surely will?
Anyways, things have been falling apart between Trump and Trudeau. My book Trumping Trudeau predicted a fight between the two leaders, but I actually didn’t think it would take this long.
So, Trudeau and Trump were talking on the phone the other day, because Trump has put steel sanctions on Canada, saying it’s about national security. As in, the U.S. wants its own steel industry domestically, in case of war.
Trudeau made a big fuss about that the other day, pretending that he deeply cared about our military alliance with the U.S. — this is the same Trudeau who withdrew our CF-18 jets from the war against ISIS as the first act after he was elected.
And on the phone, apparently, Trump made a joke about Canada sacking the White House in 1812.
Trump isn’t still mad about the war of 1812, some 200 years later. You know that’s a joke, right? And it’s actually pretty funny. That’s the Trumpy style.
But Trudeau — who, if you think about it, doesn’t have the light-heartedness or the subtlety or the self-critical nature to even tell jokes — he either didn’t get that it was a joke, or deliberately mischaracterized it, and he leaked that part of their private conversation — to CNN.
Trudeau can’t help himself. But these personal attacks on Trump are going to backfire on the whole country.
TONIGHT I'll give you a little more insight into how the Liberal Party truly feels about Trump — and show you a particularly interesting place to look for these clues...
I think a trade war, a personal war of words, with the U.S. president will hurt Canada badly. But if it gives Trudeau an easier enemy to campaign against than the Conservative Party, and make him the toast of the town at the United Nations?
Well, that almost sounds like it was a plan all along...
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