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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:49 PM

Trump officials kick into damage-control mode with Canada

Source: Politico



By MEGAN CASSELLA 06/11/2018 10:37 AM EDT

A day after President Donald Trump and his top advisers went on the attack against Canada, members of his Cabinet are taking steps to preserve and strengthen ties with the U.S.’ nearest ally.

In one step of the change in tone, the Department of Agriculture announced Monday that Secretary Sonny Perdue would head to Canada later this week to meet with his counterpart Lawrence MacAulay.

The trip and photo-op are intended to showcase ongoing cooperation on agriculture between the two nations. The visit also comes as Trump himself has repeatedly criticized Canada’s high tariffs on U.S. dairy products in particular that enter the Canadian market.

In addition, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro further antagonized relations when he remarked on Sunday that “there’s a special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who he said engaged in “bad-faith diplomacy” with Trump.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/11/trump-damage-control-canada-612043

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Reply Trump officials kick into damage-control mode with Canada (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2018 OP
louis-t Jun 2018 #1
exboyfil Jun 2018 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2018 #10
Bayard Jun 2018 #3
pazzyanne Jun 2018 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2018 #9
SWBTATTReg Jun 2018 #5
lark Jun 2018 #6
DFW Jun 2018 #7
AZ8theist Jun 2018 #8
SergeStorms Jun 2018 #11
Jedi Guy Jun 2018 #12
SergeStorms Jun 2018 #15
AZ8theist Jun 2018 #16
AZ8theist Jun 2018 #17
Purple Mountain Maje Jun 2018 #13
workinclasszero Jun 2018 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:54 PM

1. The only way to "strengthen ties" is to get rid of dipshit

Donnie. Face it, repugs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:55 PM

2. Canada and the the rest of the G7

should say, "Not interested until you get that man removed from office."

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:02 PM

10. Macron kinda did that. He said leadership changes, implying the G6 is prepared to wait for an adult.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:02 PM

3. Perdue--

Prepare to be smacked in the head.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:07 PM

4. Canadians have a reputation for being courteous people.

If Perdue "gets smacked in the head", we better prepare for a war!

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:00 PM

9. Polite but tough.


Trump is going ballistic because he did not expect Canada to be so tough. He thought that they would just roll over.

Not a chance.

So now he is making Trudeau the target, personally bullying him and projecting his fears about being discovered for who Trump really is onto him: "weak" and "dishonest".

Putin pours more champagne.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:32 PM

5. Rump assholes should have never let this happen, never! Another example of how to

treat one's friends, eh? Pathetic.

Remember this at voting time (GOTV!). I do want to live beyond 2020!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:54 PM

6. Title is incorrect.

Some in drumpfs admin. are going into damage-control mode (Pompeo) but others continue the bomb throwing like Kudlow and Navarro. drumpf is an evil menace to the entire world and I hope Canada follows through with massive tariffs on farm items since so many farmers voted for him and deserve the fruits of their efforts. Unfortunately, the rest of us will suffer somewhat as well, but drumpf needs accountability forced on him since all he does is lie and destroy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:00 PM

7. If I were the leader of the Canadian parliament

I would tell Pompeo:

"A senior member of your administration just said publicly that there is a special place in hell for our very popular Prime Minister. As long as this man is not removed and that statement publicly repudiated by your president, I think that, beyond tourism, we don't have a lot to say to each other right now. If you want to get in touch, you can leave a message for us at the Canadian Interests Section of the Swiss Embassy. Otherwise, you can reach us at that special place in hell you seem to know so much about."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:36 PM

8. If I were Canada..

I'd build a wall on Canada's southern border...

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:13 AM

11. Sooner or later they'll probably be forced to.

If Trump keeps destroying our democracy and country at the present rate, Americans will probably start pouring across the U.S./Canadian border asking for asylum. Then we'll see how Trump reacts when he's at the opposing side of the predicament.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:29 AM

12. Let's just say I'm glad I'm already in Canada.

I've joked to friends here that they'd probably see refugees pouring across the border to get away from Trump. Alas, it seems that that joke may become reality.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:11 AM

15. Any spare bedrooms?

I'll need a place to stay until I adjust to the laid back Canadian style of life.

Just kidding. I could never leave my kids and grand-kids behind.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:43 PM

16. fuck that

I will leave everything and EVERYONE behind rather than spend the rest of my life in a Dotard "re-education" camp.

I'm starting to think that "Handmaids Tale" is not far from reality....

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:44 PM

17. I wonder

just how far the citizens of the US think they are from 1930's Germany...

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:33 AM

13. No need.

 

Just a couple of idiots standing between that natural border.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:44 AM

14. How the hell is sending some third rate flunky to Canada damage control?

After Trump insulted the entire country and then two of his lackeys got on national TV to savage them some more the head asshole needs to fire them and make a public apology to the Canadian nation and its leader!

Anything less is total BS!

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