Trump has opinions on everything. So it's no surprise that he has voiced his thoughts on our dear nation once or twice.

These are some of the stupidest things Trump has said about Canada or Trudeau during his last, tumultuous year as President.

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TL;DR Here are some highlights of all the stupid stuff Trump said about Canada and Trudeau this year.

Trump started out his year in typical fashion, bragging about the power and size of his... nuclear detonator. 

To which he recieved some expected responses:

However, Canada didn't enter the Trump Tweetstorm until March.

The BBC reported that Trump admitted his claim of an American trade deficit with Canada was straight bluffing. When he and Trudeau got together he insisted on a trade defecit... and then asked one of his guys to look it up... after he had already stated it as fact.

"I didn't even know," he said, "I had no idea."

However, that didn't stop him from sticking to it his claims with this terribly sourced tweet:

Throughout April, Canada was exempt from tariffs on steel and aluminum, along with Mexico and the EU, while NAFTA talks continued.

Then, in May, Trump apparently made a quip to Justin Trudeau, on a private call between the two leaders, asking whether or not Canada burned down the White House in the War of 1812. This was in response to Trudeau's questioning of trade tariffs that Trump imposed for reasons of "national security."

The next month, Trump put a 25% tariff for steel and 10% for aluminum on all Canadian imports that he claimed would protect domestic producers who are vital to the "national security" of the country. 

Then Trump took to Twitter with the tweet below. This was in response to Trudeau speaking out about steep steel and aluminum tariffs that were put on Canada just days after the 1812 discussion.

The next day was the G7 summit. It is considered an informal meeting for the leaders to come together and discuss the global community they help run. 

The discussions happen behind closed doors, but Trudeau spoke out against what he felt were unfair tariffs from the U.S. 

Trump, of course, took to Twitter to to share his two cents:

He continued to rant and rave about dairy — but at least in these tweets he has uninflated the tariff percentage down from 300% to 270%...

The NAFTA talks continued into August, and people started to get antsy. Trudeau and the Canadian government were positive as ever and on the 27th a statement explained that a "constructive conversation" was had between Trump and Trudeau and that the two leaders were excited to find a "successful conclusion" to negotiations.

Then Trump happened.

In a leaked off-the-record statement to Bloomberg news, Trump had to go and toot his own horn, saying:

“Off the record, Canada’s working their ass off. And every time we have a problem with a point, I just put up a picture of a Chevrolet Impala,” Trump said.

The Impala is a car made in Ontario at the General Motors plant in Oshawa. 

While these cruel and bullying comments were made off-the-record, they leaked to the Toronto Star and were published for the world to see.

Once the cat was out of the bag, Trump must have decided he had nothing to lose and went off again on Twitter:

Like a child that realizes they've been too mean and they might actually get a time-out, he came back to say:

He also took an opportunity to diss our military and imply that we have less to offer in terms of trade than our neighbours to the south...

Finally, by the beginning of October, Trump and Trudeau reached an agreement...

Trump made his own announcement as well:

Though not everyone was as positive about the outcome as the two leaders...

November saw the midterm elections in the States, so understandably any beef with Canada or Trudeau saw the backseat.

However, there was time to have talks with China...

He obviously thinks he's pretty funny with this one...

What is unclear now, is how these tariffs, the warrant for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, and the trade war truce between China and the U.S. will impact Canada.

We broke down the Canada-China conflict earlier this month, and what we know so far is that Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, just after a truce between the U.S. and China was reached. 

Canada and the U.S. have a longstanding extridition treaty so while the courts will decide if Wanzhou will be extradited to the States to face the charges against her, Canada was certainly required to co-operate with the U.S. Department of Justice in handing over a suspect of such crimes.

The result was the detention of three Canadians in China, arrests that certainly seem retalitory in nature.

The dynamics of this issue are:

All this to say that Trump may be using Canada as a pawn in ongoing negotiations with China.

While Trump didn't take to Twitter to address the arrest, he did speak of American involvement in a very roundabout way, below:


Good to know Trump is thinking about the big picture here — what he can get out of the arrest for the U.S. and its trade. Of course, there was no mention of the Canadian citizens.

The year isn't quite over yet and with a government shutdown looming, I may just have to update this timeline before the New Year....


 

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