Trump furthered his aggressive statements against our neighbor Canada threatening a 20% tariff on soft lumber. In response to Trump’s foolish behavior, Canada has made the Donald look like the fool he is.
Occupy Democrats reported:
Canada is responding to the aggression, but they are not exactly crawling to accommodate Trump’s concerns. Instead, Canada is making clear that they don’t need Trump and will not be pushed around.
“When it comes to defending Canada’s economic interests, we’re going to play hard,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told CNN today. “We’re nice guys: Politeness is something we believe is a national virtue, but it’s not an accident that hockey is our national sport.”
The retort coincided with a series of tweets from Canada’s official trade Twitter account, which made clear that the nation will be just fine with diminished U.S. trade.
The tweets tout the country’s excellent trade relationship with Asian countries, especially as it pertains to wood, many using the not so subtle hashtags #softwood and #softwoodlumber.
It’s good to see Trump embarrassed on a global scale. A slap on the wrist is what non-nonsensical, want-to-be tyrants need time to time. Well done, Canada. Perhaps Trump realizes now we need Canada’s trade more than they need us.