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Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:01 PM

Trump warns he could cause the 'ruination' of Canada

Source: Toronto Star

WASHINGTON— Returning to his bellicose trade rhetoric, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Friday that he would cause the “ruination” of Canada if he imposed tariffs on Canadian-made cars.

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“I don’t want to do anything bad to Canada. I can — all I have to do is tax their cars, it would be devastating. If I tax cars coming in from Canada, it would be devastating,” he continued, according to a pool reporter travelling with him.

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In the North Dakota speech, he said, “We cannot continue to get ripped off like we’ve been ripped off before.”

“Actually, on some countries, including Canada, a tax on cars would be the ruination of the country,” he said. “That’s how big it is. It’d be the ruination of the country. Now, they’ve taken advantage of us for many decades. We can’t let this happen anymore. We have a country to run.”

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Reply Trump warns he could cause the 'ruination' of Canada (Original post)
highplainsdem Sep 7 OP
RKP5637 Sep 7 #1
iluvtennis Sep 7 #10
MBS Sep 8 #46
bucolic_frolic Sep 7 #2
forgotmylogin Sep 7 #3
Beartracks Sep 7 #4
MBS Sep 8 #45
Scurrilous Sep 7 #5
Le Grand Pronounceur Sep 8 #68
Freethinker65 Sep 7 #6
sandensea Sep 7 #7
left-of-center2012 Sep 7 #8
TrollBuster9090 Sep 7 #24
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 8 #31
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sep 8 #38
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 8 #42
left-of-center2012 Sep 8 #44
WePurrsevere Sep 8 #51
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sep 8 #63
ailsagirl Sep 7 #9
George II Sep 7 #11
Grassy Knoll Sep 7 #12
George II Sep 7 #16
elmac Sep 7 #13
Grassy Knoll Sep 7 #14
Rollo Sep 7 #15
mopinko Sep 7 #18
PSPS Sep 8 #37
muriel_volestrangler Sep 8 #39
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workinclasszero Sep 7 #17
Wellstone ruled Sep 7 #19
Haggis for Breakfast Sep 7 #20
Grammy23 Sep 8 #30
pazzyanne Sep 8 #40
George II Sep 7 #21
edbermac Sep 7 #22
gay texan Sep 8 #50
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:03 PM

1. This asshole is a menace to the world! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:28 PM

10. +++ agree. stupid, corrupt, dumbass asshole.

nt

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 09:20 AM

46. + 100 n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:05 PM

2. My God

if he were my family I'd haul him off to the mental health unit. The man is bonkers. Day after day of rants asserting his competitiveness and eventual triumph over things that already work very well. Words cannot describe how disturbed I think he is.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:07 PM

3. Can someone please ask him

"Why would you want to do that?"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:08 PM

4. Not satisfied with just ruining the United States...

... Trump thinks he can ruin other countries now, too.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 09:19 AM

45. especially if they are our long-term allies.

. . . almost everything he does either favors our enemies or autocrats, and seems designed to destroy our alliances with democratic nations (not to mention the nations themselves, including our own).
How much more evidence of treason do we need?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:09 PM

5. Can't he be satisfied with just ruining the US?

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:09 PM

68. If we survive Trump,

 

how many decades will it take to get our moorings back? I wonder.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:09 PM

6. As Trump causes the ruination of the USA...a twofer

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:12 PM

7. Meanwhile, he's seriously mulling throwing $10 billion at his old buddy Macri in Argentina

Besides being a corrupt authoritarian given to show trials (like Trump, if he could), Macri's Bush-inspired policies have, predictably enough, pushed the country into a collapse.

So naturally, Cheeto wants to prop him up.

Cheeto's worldview is like his hairline: ass backwards.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:17 PM

8. Raising car tariffs would raise the U.S. price for ...

These cars made in Canada:

Dodge Charger,
Dodge Grand Caravan,
Dodge Challenger
Chevrolet Equinox,
Chevrolet Impala
Chrysler Pacifica,
Chrysler 300
Ford Edge,
Ford Flex,
Ford GT
Honda CR-V,
Honda Civic
Lexus RX
Lincoln MKT, MKX
Toyota Corolla,
Toyota RAV4

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:45 PM

24. PARTS made in USA, cars assembled in Canada.

As I understand it, most of the parts for Canadian cars are manufactured in the USA, and some in Japan and Europe. The cars are only ASSEMBLED in Oshawa Ontario.

Thus, putting a tariff on Canadian cars would cause job losses in BOTH Canada and the USA. NAFTA was negotiated 25 years ago SPECIFICALLY with that kind of interconnection in mind. So that if anybody was STUPID enough to slap tariffs on a product coming into their country it would cause suffering in BOTH or ALL THREE countries.

Seriously, though, in 1994 nobody anticipated that there would EVER be anybody as corrupt, stupid, and bellicose as Trump running the USA. And nobody anticipated a Congress that would be so spineless as to let somebody like Trump do that.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:07 AM

31. Would effectively raise the price for all US cars because of car parts and metal and integration


Many cars sold in the US are built in Canada from US parts made from Canadian metals.

Many cars sold in the US are built in the US from Canadian parts made from Canadian metals.

Trump has put tariffs on metals and Canada has responded in kind. Trump wants to put tariffs on parts and cars. It would have the opposite effect of what he wants. It would be a big drag on both economies. Especially since he has opened up a 6-front trade war and wants to make it world-wide by leaving the WTO.

Ultimately the world would simply trade around the USA if he got his way. It's shifting already.

He nuts. But you knew that.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #31)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 02:48 AM

38. It also raises the price of used cars.

As people see new car prices rise they' ll turn to used cars, and the law of supply and demand will kick in.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #38)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 05:51 AM

42. Yes, indeed. But stable genius is incapable of thinking it through, despite a "degree" in economics.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #42)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 08:30 AM

44. "stable genius"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #44)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:48 AM

51. I'd rather have President 'Mr Ed'. He was a LOT smarter & more stable than Dolt45. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #42)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 08:30 PM

63. Nobody knows as much about economics than Trump.

He also knows more than anyone else about these 24 subjects:

&t=11s

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:21 PM

9. What is he TALKING about????

He's PSYCHOTIC

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:32 PM

11. In the now immortal words of Senator Cory Booker........................"bring it!"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:35 PM

12. Is It Just Me...

,,Or At One Time Or Another Canada Refused The Diaper Rash

To Build A Worthless Tower In Their Country?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:51 PM

16. There are two with "questionable" financing or profitability...Toronto and Vancouver.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:36 PM

13. well, he caused the ruination of this country

so I guess he's on a fascist roll.

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Response to elmac (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:39 PM

14. Exactly..

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:40 PM

15. I thought a president's authority to raise tariffs was limited...

to trade that directly impacts national security.

How does taxing cars made in Canada enhance our national security?

Answer: it doesn't. Trump's action would be illegal, and should be added to the list of his high crimes and misdemeanors.

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Response to Rollo (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:53 PM

18. yup

but the rethugs just sit back and let him.

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Response to Rollo (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 01:11 AM

37. Tariffs are solely controlled by the legislature, but they're effectively "on loan" by the KGOP.

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Response to Rollo (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 02:57 AM

39. He reckons he gets to define what affects "national security", so he uses it as an excuse

for anything. People may then have to go to court to get that overturned, and in the mean time he's caused the chaos he wanted. He won't get personally fined by any court that rules he abused the system, so he's got nothing to lose. He wants a situation where he can say to any country "this'll hurt you, but it won't hurt me, so it'll be easier if you give me concessions" (note that he's not worried that the USA gets hurt too - he wants concessions that benefit himself, personally - money, or a talking point to throw to his rabid supporters to get them to vote, or something to benefit the billionaires his campaign needs).

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Response to Rollo (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 08:22 AM

43. Does he know cars made in Canada are for American companies mostly?

Tariffs on those Canadian-made American cars will have a negative ripple effect here in America workers at parts manufacturers, prices, the support business, the auto companies...but that makes too much sense I guess for an orange pustule to grasp.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:52 PM

17. Adolf Trump is making economic war

against one of our closest friend and ally!

It takes a lot of talent to turn Canada into an enemy!

The evil toad is doing all this on orders from the Kremlin and the GOP will not lift a finger to stop him!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 10:58 PM

19. Oh my,the orange anus is totally clueless

about this idea. Hey you dumb ass,where do you think the sub assemblies come from,right from the good old USA. And do you think for one minute,Toyota,Honda and the other Auto Companies are going to take this. Ain't going to happen. Oh btw,most of those cars sold good old White Peoples North Dakota come from the Country to the North.. Do you think for one minute those tight wade Germans and Swedes will stand for this,Not.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:05 PM

20. Does NOBODY have a tranquilizer gun handy ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:03 AM

30. How about a straw with a tranquilizer dart loaded??


Somebody....please put this guy out to give his demented brain a rest.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 03:04 AM

40. LOL!!!!

I'm sure we could borrow one from any veterinarian or zoo in the country. At this point Fish and Wildlife and the National Parks would be willing to give us one as well. We would just have to ask.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:11 PM

21. Mueller warns he could cause the 'ruination' of trump. Not "could", but WILL!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:25 PM

22. Canada should be ruined.

They gave us Justin Bieber.

(Sorry, Friday night and feeling no pain.)

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Response to edbermac (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:38 AM

50. Terranace and Phillip responds:

"I'm not your guy, fweind!" BRAAAPPP!!!

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Response to edbermac (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:59 AM

53. They paid for that sin by giving us Rush

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #53)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:12 PM

56. + Neil Young

Though don't they also have to pay for Nickelback?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:32 PM

23. just fuck you asshole...

so tired of this shit. As is most of the world I suspect...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:49 PM

25. Shut the fuck up, Donnie

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #25)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 04:34 AM

41. Are you referring to this?

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #25)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 11:43 AM

54. You're outa your league, Donnie!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:55 PM

26. Ruination should always be done anominously.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:58 PM

27. "Nice country ya got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:58 PM

28. Putin's orders. He doesn't have the mental capacity to hatch even the dumbest of plans.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:00 AM

29. It would be detrimental to North America as a whole.

Although there is one way around it.

States nullify his tariffs and negotiate free trade with Canada. He doesn’t have the authority to do this anyway. Cars are not a national security issue.

Seriously, what’s he gonna do about it? Nothing.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:07 AM

32. What a colossal asshole.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:13 AM

33. To my friends in Canada, I apologize. To rump ...

nothing...not worth it

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:21 AM

34. so tired of this idiotic man child nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:45 AM

35. Welp... if what he's done to the United States is any indication...

Canada should be scared

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 01:05 AM

36. Good thing we have "the resistance" to take those papers off his desk first. ...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 09:27 AM

47. What in the world??

Every day, I wake up to this nightmare of a shitshow

I weep for my country

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:26 AM

48. Respect My Authoritah

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:33 AM

49. tRump has already turned the USA into Canada's diaper. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:48 AM

52. Putin warns he could cause the 'urination' of tRump . . . nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:01 PM

55. Wonder what would happen if Canada got a serious burr in their saddle...

and doubled the price of Canadian structural timber and wood sheet goods....... ......

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 12:13 PM

57. Why does Orange Hitler talk about this?

Of all places, Canada.

But no ruination of Russia, or other dictatorships.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 01:04 PM

58. with an unstoppable flood of immigrants across their southern border if Trump wins in 2020

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 02:18 PM

59. Would Canada Pay the Tax?

Would Canada actually have to pay a tax if tariffs were placed on Canadian cars? I thought it was the person buying the product that paid the tariff.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #59)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:01 PM

67. Yes and

The buyer pays the higher cost and the car companies suffer from increased costs and fewer sales. Trump is killing the “American” car industry.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 03:02 PM

60. Dear God!

International Trade is 4D Chess.

This assclown is so outgunned.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 06:58 PM

61. trump is living in 1812 in what''s left of his mind...

We are at war with Britain, and Canada as a colony is attacking our Northern border.

He is defending the homeland. He is probably calling France to send a frigate with muskets and wine.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 08:19 PM

62. such a little man. Too bad he didn't make ruining our very best friends..

part of his campaign promises.

"And I promise that if elected, I will ruin Canada, and for that matter, the entire world, if I don't get my petty way."

might have swayed a dozen of his supporters.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 09:24 PM

64. "Ruination" Big word for trump.

I didn't know his vocabulary extended that far. Must have come from the speech writer. Did trump pronounce it correctly?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 09:56 PM

65. Ruination

Of “American” car companies and citizens that want to buy “American” cars...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 09:59 PM

66. How fucking dare he!

He is threatening our closest allies just to show them that he can be a bigger dick than anyone else in the world. He is such a petty, stupid little man. God, I hate him with the fire of a thousand suns!

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