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 Post subject: We Hate Canada Now? WTF?
PostPosted: June 10 18, 1:13 pm 
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Unbelievable.

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By BRENT D. GRIFFITHS 06/10/2018 10:39 AM EDT
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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro lit into Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday, saying there's a "special place in hell" for a world leader who double crosses President Donald Trump.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door," Navarro told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference."

When asked whether the president shares his views, Navarro said the sentiment came “right from Air Force One.“ At the time of the interview, the president had just landed in Singapore for his upcoming summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"To my friends in Canada, that was one of the worst political miscalculations of the Canadian leader in modern Canadian history," Navarro added. "All Justin Trudeau had to do was take the win."

The president slammed Trudeau via Twitter on Saturday, calling out his counterpart for acting "meek and mild." Trump and the White House are upset that Trudeau told reporters that Canada would stand firm when it came to new U.S. tariffs and “not be pushed around."


Who is Peter Navarro?


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PostPosted: June 10 18, 1:50 pm 
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Our foreign policy is to hate our allies and belove our enemies.

Seriously, who thinks this is normal? 1984 is re-writing itself.

It's way beyond normal. Like I mentioned in another thread, I hope there are a lot of conversations happening in the Chamber of Commerce, on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon this weekend after this last week's breathtaking show of insanity. It feels like its almost too late here.


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PostPosted: June 10 18, 2:42 pm 
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This country has to end this Republican rule like now or we are so screwed.


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PostPosted: June 10 18, 5:01 pm 
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Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
Who is Peter Navarro?

There is a great story to this. Link

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Kushner was drawn into the campaign, and the administration, by degrees—“drafted into this crazy journey,” he has been heard to say. More than anything it’s a reflection of how few people there were to do anything in the campaign’s early days. At one point during the campaign, when Trump wanted to speak more substantively about China, he gave Kushner a summary of his views and then asked him to do some research. Kushner simply went on Amazon, where he was struck by the title of one book, Death by China, co-authored by Peter Navarro. He cold-called Navarro, a well-known trade-deficit hawk, who agreed to join the team as an economic adviser. (When he joined, Navarro was in fact the campaign’s only economic adviser.) Kushner operated in much the same way when it came to crafting Trump’s tax plan—calling up someone for help out of the blue. Given the initial absence of pros who could do the job properly, he also tried his hand at writing speeches. Responding to criticism from the boss (“Jared, this is terrible!”), Kushner said, according to a person familiar with the episode, “I’m not a [expletive] speechwriter. I am a real-estate guy.”


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PostPosted: June 10 18, 11:17 pm 
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Blame Canada
Blame Canada
It seems that everything's gone wrong
Since Canada came along
Blame Canada
Blame Canada
They're not even a real country anyway
...
We must blame them
And cause a fuss
Before somebody thinks
Of blaming uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuusssssssssssss.


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PostPosted: June 11 18, 7:56 am 
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Remember how 9/11 worked beyond Bin Laden's wildest dreams? Like, he didn't even plan for the towers to collapse, he just wanted to inflict massive damage, but instead he wound up with the most catastrophic terrorist event in history?

That must be how Putin feels now. He groomed and aided Trump's election in hopes of destabilizing America and driving a wedge into the most productive, powerful, and stable alliance in modern world history - the US, the democracies of Western Europe, and the Pacific Rim democracies. But he's received so much more, and in such short time.

In less than 2 years, Trump has undermined and probably even imperiled that economic/military/political alliance. That leaves a power vacuum, a vacuum that every mediocre but aspiring despot hopes to fill. Putin, China, North Korea, Philippines, Turkey. All these countries see a window to subvert the world order and stake their claim economically, and militarily.

We've elected a compromised moron who is, whether knowingly or unwittingly (he is too stupid to know), literally breaking apart the global institutions that keep us safe and prosperous.

God [expletive] dammit. We had it all in this country and we went and [expletive] it all up.

The only questions are: How long this lasts, and how much lasting damage lingers in Trump's residue after he dies or is forcibly removed from office.


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PostPosted: June 11 18, 8:05 am 
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Putin says the G7 criticism is just 'babbling' and he'd be happy to meet with the President.

Of course he would. He's freaking won the lottery.


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PostPosted: June 11 18, 9:07 am 
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I've been sending emails to Canadian friends and business associates this morning to say how embarrassed and appalled I am. It is the least i can do.


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heyzeus wrote:
in hopes of destabilizing America and driving a wedge into the most productive, powerful, and stable alliance in modern world history - the US, the democracies of Western Europe, and the Pacific Rim democracies.

In less than 2 years, Trump has undermined and probably even imperiled that economic/military/political alliance. That leaves a power vacuum, a vacuum that every mediocre but aspiring despot hopes to fill. Putin, China, North Korea, Philippines, Turkey. All these countries see a window to subvert the world order and stake their claim economically, and militarily.

The only questions are: How long this lasts, and how much lasting damage lingers in Trump's residue after he dies or is forcibly removed from office.

I think this is where the brilliance of our presidential term limits comes in. Other countries know someone else is around the bend. Someone who is probably more willing to respect diplomacy and maintain those relationships both in the open and behind closed doors. Other leaders have really responded with grace and patience to his constant impetuousness.
I ponder if trump is like this during actual meetings where things actually happen vs when the cameras are on at meaningless summits.


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PostPosted: June 11 18, 9:52 am 
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yeah, cause he's just gonna leave voluntarily


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