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    Donald Trump does not understand. His way of thinking. Its OK to put tariffs on products coming in from Canada and the Euro countries, but, when Canada and Euro countries retaliate and put tariffs on products from the U.S., hs gets upset, and threatens more tariffs on products from other countries. On top of that he insults Canada's prime minister, calling him weak and untruthfull.
    Last edited by Eric7885; 25th June 2018, 04:03 PM.

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    Originally posted by Eric7885 View Post
    Donald Trump does not understand. His way of thinking. Its OK to put tariffs on products comming in from Canada and the Euro countries, but, when Canada and Euro countries retaliate and put tariffs on products from the U.S., hs gets upset, and threatens more tariffs on products from other countries. On top of that he insults Canada's prime minister, calling him weak and untruthfull.
    Pray god, you don't consider me a Trump supporter but the whole tariffs situation between Canada and US is more complicated that it first appears, see under noted from The Guardian, a source also not noted for their support of Trump.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...rade-agreement

    The reaction to Trudeau? I have no knowledge of what was verbally agreed and/or subsequently reneged, and I haven't followed the press story that closely to say be able to say he has a point or not. Irrespective of the justification, Trump's reaction is the typically petulant response of a child expecting one thing and then getting another. Obama would have weathered the situation very differently, I'm sure.

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    • #3
      Tariffs are complex, but Trump is out of order. He imposed tariffs on EU steel (included UK steel, which will be intwresting after Brexit), which made no sense, since he was actually gunning for China. And since he used Chinese steel in the past on one of his projects, because it was cheaper, that in itself was cheeky. It was also stupid, since tariff wars tend to be bloody. The EU has targeted products which are made in HOP voting districts, to leverage Republican resistance to these tariffs, and the Chinese have gone much further. US agricultural products are huge exports to China, such as sorghum, soya and pork bellies. The Chinese have just bought the first from the Russians instead, and are not buying the other two. Farmers in Trump states are very unhappy, because that's the way to bankruptcy.

      In short, it's typical Trump - shouts a lot, does something dumb without thinking it through, then doubles down on it. And so on.

      As for the Tredeau remark, it's typical Trump - cowardly in that he didn't say it to his face, and took offence where none was meant - Trudeau was just saying that the tariffs were unfair, and that he would resist them. Which is exactly what you'd expect him to say.

      Yep, he is a child. And judging by both his reaction to the speration of children at the border, and then his wife's choice of clothes, she knows it too, and is saying it to the world.

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      • #4
        And so it continues -in order for Harley-Davidson to avoid the tariffs put on it's products by the EU, in retaliation for Trumps imposed tarriffs, they are moving some production overseas. The workers in the US will be pleased...

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