Ignoranus Fake President Thinks War of 1812 was with Canada…which became a nation in 1867!

When’s the last time you washed that hand?

❝ CNN reports that during a “testy” conversation about the recent steel and aluminum tariffs the United States imposed on Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau interrogated Donald Trump about how he could possibly consider his country, one of America’s most stalwart allies, a national security threat. Trump jokingly responded by asking, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” This was supposed to be a reference to the War of 1812, and would have been a pretty good retort—except that it was actually the British who torched Washington. Oh well.

❝ This story is funny, in the way that the pratfalls of a wildly ignorant chief executive who is slowly claiming ever broader executive powers have become a constant source of grim humor. But it also points to one of the more common misunderstandings about this whole tariff controversy, and some of the ways Trump has actually twisted Washington’s conventional understanding of how trade and national security relate.

RTFA for a little detail on the contortions the prat in the Oval Office goes through to rationalize crap policies he dare not try to get through Congress. Even a Congress controlled by an obedient Republican Party.

2 thoughts on “Ignoranus Fake President Thinks War of 1812 was with Canada…which became a nation in 1867!

  1. Cassandra says:

    “Trump flips US foreign policy upside down” https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/politics/donald-trump-g7-foreign-policy/index.html
    “The US has reached an agreement to lift sanctions on the Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday.” http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-china-trade-fight-zte-deal-reached-2018-6
    “Donald Trump does not want to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. He wants to kill it.” https://slate.com/business/2018/06/trump-wants-to-kill-nafta-not-negotiate-a-better-deal.html

  2. Hoser says:

    “Trump is reportedly venting about having to spend 2 days in Canada with Trudeau and wants to find new ways to punish the country” (Business Insider) http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-trudeau-tension-trade-tariffa-g7-meeting-canada-2018-6
    President Donald Trump is scheduled to head to Canada for the G7 summit on Friday.
    After criticism from Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and other G7 leaders, Trump is apparently reluctant to go to the meeting and may send Vice President Mike Pence instead.
    The other G7 members — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom — are likely to bash Trump’s recent tariffs and trade restrictions.

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