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Awesome, don’t worry bud, Uncle Vlad is always ready to extend a cordial hand of friendship.

Canada has never been a reliable ally for the US anyways, time to dump them.

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Who is a reliable ally then? Japan? Thought they attacked you when you weren't looking.

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@cla68 Uncle Vlad is always ready to extend a cordial hand of friendship.

Tsar Vlad has already helped Trump, now Trump's paying him back. The new 'global' order is in place. Global corporatocracy (maybe better called authoritarian capitalism?) run by a handful of despots is replacing democracy, as some of us knew it.

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he did not pull out, he announced the day before he would leave early to denuclearize NK for the entire world's benefit. AND he is not attacking Canada, he is saying he wants equal trade. Such slanted journalism.

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"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around." Very dishonest & weak. 

Wow, Trump's attacks are getting way more personal! No so called world leader should resort to such vicious ad hominen attacks. Really strong words.

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Trump never really progressed beyond being a pro wrestling promoter. In his infantile mind, world affairs are merely a grudge match between the Masked Destroyer and Haystacks Calhoun.

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Before leaving for his historic Summit meeting with the NOKOs in Singapore, President Trump called on the other attendees to make the G7 a tariff- and subsidy-free zone. Our president did this to expose those leaders that they were never serious about playing on an economic level field with the U.S.

President Trump knows this cabal is comprised of economic vultures, and they don't want to see their Red, White and Blue gravy train on biscuit wheels to roll out of the station, never to return. Is there anyone who thinks countries like France and Germany want honest trade? To do so would mean they would have to pay for things like their own defense completely which would significantly curb funding for their socialst paradises.

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It takes a special kind of hypocrite to say you're going to sign a communique, then renege on that promise, using the claim that the other people are dishonest and duplicitous to justify your backing out.

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Misleading headline. A false one, in fact.

Trump didn't attack Trudeau. He took issue with Trudeau's statement. Big difference.

I don't understand why disagreeing with someone's statements is seen as being equal to "attacking the PERSON."

As for the tariff issue, I'm honestly not well-informed enough on it to have an opinion at this point.

But IF the U.S. is being shortchanged on trade, then I don't blame Trump for wanting to right things. And if that is the case, I don't want to hear about how he's being "impolite" or "not showing good manners" or any of that.

If the U.S. is being taken for a ride, as Trump claims, then it's no time for politeness or "politics as usual." He was elected as a political outsider who vowed to "drain the swamp" and clean up messes that career politicians left behind. So is it any surprise that he's acting the way he is?

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He was elected as a political outsider who vowed to "drain the swamp" and clean up messes that career politicians left behind. So is it any surprise that he's acting the way he is?

By nepotism, cronyism, collusion, promoting his business, arming terrorist states, reneging on Paris, Iran?

Hmmm.

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"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around." Very dishonest & weak. 

Wow, Trump's attacks are getting way more personal! No so called world leader should resort to such vicious ad hominen attacks. Really strong words.

Pass the tissues then.

Seriously, I disagree. What was "personal" about Trump's tweet?

Go back and read the tweet again. He said nothing personal about Trudeau.

He said the way Trudeau ACTED was meek and mild. He said that Trudeau's STANCE was dishonest and weak.

Taking issue with someone's ACTIONS and STANCE is NOT the same thing as making "ad hominem attacks."

Or are we not allowed to criticize anyone's actions or words anymore, without being accused of being "vicious" and "attacking ad hominem"?

There was absolutely nothing "ad hominem" about what Trump said. "Ad hominem" applies to people, not to stances and actions.

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Trump didn't attack Trudeau. He took issue with Trudeau's statement. Big difference.

But he did. Trump called Trudeau "weak and mild".

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@hakman, come on, Trump never talked about 'Trudeau's stance' on anything he called him weak & dishonest. That's playing the man, not the ball.

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But he did. Trump called Trudeau "weak and mild".

He actually left out a few more adjectives.

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he did not pull out, he announced the day before he would leave early to denuclearize NK for the entire world's benefit

They're talking about the joint communique from participating countries, not Trump's time of departure from the summit. This is why the words "pulled out of a joint statement" were used to explain Trump's own written comment: "I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique"

Terrifically complicated, I know.

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Trump Tweet

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

so will Trump now stop the $50 billion farming feb subsidies to make a level playing field?

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But he did. Trump called Trudeau "weak and mild".

Do what Bill Maher dared to do. Call him 'fat'.

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 "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests."

So Trudeau is a jingoistic nationalist now? Where is the international outrage over Canada’s defense of its self interest over the global collective? Seems Trudeau is attempting to ‘Keep Canada Great’ by screwing over American farmers.

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Do what Bill Maher dared to do. Call him 'fat'.

So if Hillary won the election and a right leaning talk show host dared to actually call her what she is - fat - would the Left be cool with that? I didn’t think so.

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Seems Trudeau is attempting to ‘Keep Canada Great’ by screwing over American farmers.

When that’s what you’re dealing with, it’s what you have to do.

America was never dealing with that though. Trump just started whining.

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Media in meltdown mode over Trump's trip to G7 summit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N-RVTd_beY

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So if Hillary won the election and a right leaning talk show host dared to actually call her what she is - fat - would the Left be cool with that? I didn’t think so.

You're right. It wouldn't be cool. And you know why. Because Clinton does not have a history of making fun of people's appearances or health.

As for calling Trump fat, it's called payback. This misogynistic man-child has fat-shamed women, and degraded them with personal attacks on their appearances. Someone needs to show this orangutan a mirror. He is not exactly God's gift to women himself. His money, maybe, but not his body.

A fat person who fat shames other people deserves to have it thrown back in his face.

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So Trudeau is a jingoistic nationalist now? Where is the international outrage over Canada’s defense of its self interest over the global collective? Seems Trudeau is attempting to ‘Keep Canada Great’ by screwing over American farmers.

For the love of God, do a little research. the usa literally has stockpiles of dairy because it is not only overproduced, it is subsided. Canada has quotes to stop them from flooding the market. Do you even know what a quota is?

Do you believe just any garbage that spews out of Trumps mouth?

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subsidized

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Serrano

I conclude you must work for FAUX NEWS

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Trump wants to punish Canada for a trade deficit that is either unclear or nonexistent.

Trump wants to punish Canada for a security threat it does not pose.

Trump takes a hose to the EU and Japan.

Meanwhile Trump takes a soft touch approach to Russia, moans about Putin not being allowed at the summit, and takes an axe to his own Justice Department and intelligence agencies for investigating Russian meddling. Geez, whooda thought.

And his supporters lap it up as an assertion of US power. The new America.

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@Burning Bush, to say 'Canada has never been a reliable ally for the US anyways, time to dump them', is one of the dumbest things I've ever read on JT. You obviously have no idea about the matter.

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Once Trudeau legalizes marijuana, millions of Americans will be pouring across the border and will probably become a major export crop too.

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I think Burning Bush was being cynical...

I have to agree though, what could you possibly have against Canadians?

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I think Burning Bush was being Russian.

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Much of the Canadian oil sands crude already goes to the US at a hefty price discount

And the US even wants to extend that Keystone Pipeline all the way to the south

Good luck extending that pipeline

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Trump wants to punish Canada for a trade deficit that is either unclear or nonexistent. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/03/15/im-canadian-but-trumps-got-a-point-about-unfair-trade/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2cbcbfd91add

Yet buried within Trump’s braggadocio is a kernel of truth. Canada, in some small but important ways, has indeed “outsmarted” the United States on trade, and it is not entirely irrational for Americans to be unsatisfied with the Canada side of the NAFTA status quo.

Trump wants to punish Canada for a security threat it does not pose.

Not sure about that......

Trump takes a hose to the EU and Japan.

Not hard enough in my opinion.

Meanwhile Trump takes a soft touch approach to Russia, moans about Putin not being allowed at the summit,

With the second largest superpower, yeah, I kinda would try to at least be cordial with them to an extent.

and takes an axe to his own Justice Department and intelligence agencies for investigating Russian meddling.

So he should just stay silent on a bogus witch hunt. Uh-huh.....

And his supporters lap it up as an assertion of US power. The new America.

No, they just won't be spoon-fed or hypnotically led by the left into thinking it's just another normal day at the office.

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America has been robbing the world for too long. We've seen it in their middle east approach, starting wars to feed their oil addiction. This has resulted in them having the largest economy in the world by ripping us off. America needs to pay, we cannot let them rob us anymore. The world needs to stand up to America the robber bullies.

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America has been robbing the world for too long.

America has given the world far, far more than what is worth for over 120 years.

We've seen it in their middle east approach, starting wars to feed their oil addiction.

Cars and planes don’t run on vegetable oil, but soon that will change as we are about to be the largest oil producers and then can give the world an even better deal on crude oil. Take that OPEC!

This has resulted in them having the largest economy in the world by ripping us off.

Maybe Europe should give up its socialist programs, that’s a start....

America needs to pay, we cannot let them rob us anymore. The world needs to stand up to America the robber bullies.

ROFL...what in blazes are you talking about....oh, the liberal Unicornverse in action

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@bass

—Trump wants to punish Canada for a security threat it does not pose.

Not sure about that......

So now you think Canada may be a security threat? Oh my . . .

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ROFL...what in blazes are you talking about....oh, the liberal Unicornverse in action

Heh, you know that feeling you got? That is literally what the rest of the world thinks when Trump tries to claim that the US, biggest economy in the world, is getting robbed. I wrote that statement literally as I expected your response would be something along these lines.

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