What he said.
“In closing, I want to be very clear about one thing: Americans remain our partners, friends, and allies. This is not about the American people. We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail. But we see no sign of that in this action today by the U.S. administration.”
To which the mango-hued shitgibbon replied,
“The United States has been taken advantage of for many decades on trade. Those days are over. Earlier today, this message was conveyed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada: The United States will agree to a fair deal, or there will be no deal at all.”
So what happened?
Walking termite buffet and Vice President, Mike Pence demanded a five-year sunset clause that would let the US to cancel the deal—for any reason whatsoever— in 2023, and seriously, who would agree to such a thing? To have to go through this BS every five years? They are already in something like a year+ negotiation right now.
Of course the Fourth Reich knows this, so clearly Comrade Stupid wants to kill the deal, and blame Canada (and Mexico) for being unreasonable, bigly.
So get ready, Red States: you are about to get eff’ed in the dark like you’ve never been eff’ed before. Any astute politician would know that the best place to leverage an idiot like Comrade Stupid is to punish his base, which means largely the midwest and the south are gonna get the hammer. The EU (who also got hit by YUGE tariffs) are already making the list of things to be taxed on import, and they are all from those states.
UPDATE 1: Tiger Beat – Wingnuttia Strikes Back!
“Republicans are bitterly protesting the Trump administration’s decision to impose sweeping tariffs on U.S. allies — alarmed that the White House ignored their frenzied lobbying campaign and afraid that the party could suffer at the polls in November. … Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) called it ‘bad news’ and predicted imminent retaliation from the key U.S. allies.
“Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said there is ‘mounting evidence that these tariffs will harm Americans.’ And Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) warned that similar policies 90 years ago sparked the Great Depression. ‘This is dumb. Europe, Canada, and Mexico are not China, and you don’t treat allies the same way you treat opponents,’ Sasse said. ‘“Make America Great Again” shouldn’t mean “Make America 1929 Again.”’