Once Donald Trump became President of the United States, many Americans looked to Canada as their escape and began to look fondly upon America’s neighbor for its open, welcoming attitude and amazing leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
So it’s no wonder that Trump’s latest move is going to leave many Americans disgusted and enraged. On Thursday, Trump decided to burn yet another bridge with one more country, ensuring that America will soon be rejected and considered an enemy by the entire world. During a ceremony in the Oval Office, Trump launched into one of his incoherent, babbling rants – this time about Canada’s agricultural policy and the impact it might have on American farmers.
True to form, Trump was supposed to be talking about the foreign steel investigation, but clearly couldn’t stay on topic. He told reporters, “I wasn’t going to do this,” right before switching the topic to Canada’s policies and calling them “a disgrace.”
I want to end and add by saying that Canada — what they’ve done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace. It’s a disgrace.”
Trump stated that he’d “spent time with some of the farmers in Wisconsin — and as you know, rules, regulations, different things, have changed; and our farmers in Wisconsin and New York State are being put out of business — our dairy farmers.” He added:
The fact is, NAFTA — whether it’s Mexico or Canada — is a disaster for our country. It’s a disaster. It’s a trading disaster.”
Drilling his “America First” attitude into the ground, Trump said:
We can’t let Canada or anybody else take advantage, and do what they do to our workers and to our farmers.”
Hinting that there would be far more animosity toward Canada to come, Trump warned that “we’re going to have to get to the negotiating table with Canada very, very quickly…this is another NAFTA disaster, and we’re not going to let it continue onward.”
You can watch the video below, as Trump insults Canada and makes all Americans long even more for the days of former President Barack Obama:
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