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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:16 AM

Trump reportedly likes sending Justin Trudeau notes, via snail mail

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Source: theWeek.com




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President Trump once sent a note to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was so odd, the Canadian ambassador had to contact the White House to make sure it was legitimate and not the work of a prankster, Axios reports.

In May 2017, Trump saw an issue of Bloomberg Businessweek with Trudeau's photo on the cover, underneath the headline "The Anti-Trump," four people with knowledge of the matter told Axios. He ripped the cover off, grabbed a silver Sharpie, and scribbled something along the lines of, "Looking good! Hope it's not true!" Thinking this was weird, White House staffers weren't sure if Trump should send the cover, but they relented, thinking it would be received positively. It was sent to the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where the ambassador, believing this was the work of anyone but the president of the United States, called the White House for confirmation, Axios reports.

That wasn't the only piece of mail Trudeau received from his unsolicited pen pal, and in one case, he responded. In December 2017, Trump falsely claimed the U.S. had a trade deficit with Canada, and sent Trudeau a document that tried to prove this, a person with knowledge of the matter told Axios. Trudeau mailed a letter back on his official stationery, wishing Trump a lovely holiday season, with a P.S., writing that Trump was "slightly off on the balance of trade with Canada. USTR says so!"

Trudeau enclosed a printout from the Office of the United States Trade Representative's website, and circled the part that read "U.S. goods and services trade surplus with Canada was $12.5 billion in 2016," Axios reports. Next to it, Trudeau couldn't help but draw a smiley face.


Read more: https://theweek.com/speedreads-amp/858424/trump-reportedly-likes-sending-justin-trudeau-notes-snail-mail



This trade " policy' of Trumps is ONLY and has been ONLY about boosting his bigly EGO!!



Jonathan Swan 7 hours ago

Scoop: Inside Trump's strange pen-pal diplomacy with Justin Trudeau



https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-justin-trudeau-sharpie-letters-b036862c-7aaf-4fb8-b8d3-3724e15fd2c5.html

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The big picture:

The president is in Year 3 of his relationships with foreign leaders, and in some cases they've changed substantially. Trump's bromance with France's 41-year-old leader Emmanuel Macron has faded, and Trump privately places Macron in a similar “wise guy” category as the 47-year-old Trudeau.

Last week, Trump chided Macron on Twitter for "purporting" to represent the U.S. in conversations with Iran.
Trump has also hammered China with escalating tariffs and increasingly tough rhetoric — a significant change from his more frequent emphasis on his close personal relationship with President Xi Jinping in Year 1.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 04:17 AM

1. What's next?

drumpf sending messages to Justin Trudeau on chiseled stone tablets delivered by messengers on foot?!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:14 AM

2. The gop must be so proud.

They made it into the WH, with a complete IDIOT representing their party. With any luck, he will destroy the gop for many years to come. Who would trust a party that wants a man/child temper tantrum throwing lunatic for their "leader"? Worst, dumbest, ridiculous, despicable person to ever occupy the WH. The US is now the world's laughingstock.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 07:05 AM

3. House Rule No. 1: Keep Sharpies away from the kids.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 07:39 AM

4. What's next? Chain letters?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 07:53 AM

5. "Do you like me? Check Yes___ or Bigly Yes___."

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 12:26 PM

6. After a review by forum hosts, locking.

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