Canadians do not like PDT’s America First policies

Not much of a surprise really, since they prefer Canada First policies, though why they elected Justin Trudeau if that was in their minds is beyond me. Via my refugee ex-mate from communist Hungary, who is now more socialist than the communist leaders when the soviets ran the place: Canadians overwhelmingly disapprove of Donald Trump, poll says. Not quite, since the article is about trade alone, but why expect a journalist to get things right?

Four out of five Canadians disapprove of U.S. President Donald Trump in the wake of an escalating trade war with Canada, a new poll has found.

The Campaign Research survey also found 72 per cent believe Trump’s protectionist policies have “harmed” the Canadian economy, while only three per cent said they have “helped.”

It may come as a surprise that it is not the role of the United States government to put the interests of non-Americans ahead of the interests of Americans. Although when you watch the Democrats dealing with their border wars to the south, you have to wonder if the media and the Dems even know what American’s own interests are.

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63 Responses to Canadians do not like PDT’s America First policies

  1. Egor

    “Four out of five Canadians disapprove of U.S. President Donald Trump.”
    That’s a feature not a bug.

  2. Probably “four out of five Liberals” disapprove of POTUS 45 without knowing why. They heard it on the CBC and read about it in the Toronto Slop and Pail.
    AS can bee seen from the recent Ontario election, a statement “four out of five Conservative voters are ecstatic about DJT” would be accurate as well.

  3. Roger

    Four out of five Canadians disapprove of U.S. President Donald Trump in the wake of an escalating trade war with Canada, a new poll has found.

    How many Canadians cross the border to buy cheaper pharmaceuticals, dairy products, etc. in the US?

    Perhaps they should have been asked about whether their own government’s trade policies favour Canadians.

  4. .

    Not sure I believe this, Trudeau is becoming highly unpopular isn’t he?

    Then you’ve got the recent Ontario election.

    Maybe the Canadians actually are acutely self-interested in the trade policies.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Four out of five Canadians disapprove of U.S. President Donald Trump in the wake of an escalating trade war with Canada, a new poll has found.

    Trudy insulting Trump by presenting him a G7 gift of a framed photo of grandad’s brothel is unlikely to help your cause Canuckstanis.

    Oh look at the reliance Canada has to trade with the US! Huuuuge! Maybe tormenting an 800lb gorilla with tariffs of 270% isn’t exactly a good idea.

  6. John Constantine

    Canada to imminently legalise recreational marijuana.

    If we look at history when alcohol prohibition distorted the canada to America border, we can expect some trading opportunities to open up.

  7. John Constantine

    Didn’t the prophesy movie “Red Dawn” have the commies invading America from the south, not the North?.

  8. Confused Old Misfit

    Canadians have their own versions of fair and reasonable and are masters of the art of passive aggressive argument. As long as you are polite and appear to be “well bred” you can get a Canadian to agree to almost anything by prefacing your argument with “I’m sorry, but…”
    Stephen Harper, and eminently qualified but basically unclourful accountant from western Canada was a good administrator and prime minister. He was saddled with some arrogant ministers and a western Canadian provincial premier who did the Conservative name no good whatsoever. Trudeau came along and here Canadians had a handsome, well spoken young man (think JFK), with all the right “breeding” and fantastic hair.
    They wanted they image. They got the image. Now they are having to deal with the substance, or lack thereof.
    (Disclosure: I am a dual citizen.)

  9. MichelLasouris

    Right off topic ,I realise, but I trust just some of you are listening to Proceedings from the House on ABC at 10 30 am EST.
    B1 and B2 are going the full idiot on the Tax Act! and It is something to behold! Meanwhile Noddy is nowhere to be seen! Can ANYBODY make any sense of what B1 and B2 are on about? It is really quite sad that they feel that they have defend higher taxation. Still they are Socialists I suppose.
    Unvelieva-Bill has gone Despica-Bill!
    Oh, and the Drug Dealers Moll who cannot understand the concept of ‘Aspirational’ might like to substitute “Hope” which probably is within her limited vocabulary , and then our Bill might be found to be “Hope-less”

  10. The BigBlueCat

    Canadians are also responsible for Celine Dion … it probably explains a lot!

  11. Trudeau came along and here Canadians had a handsome, well spoken young man (think JFK), with all the right “breeding” and fantastic hair.

    But lack-lustre eyebrows.

  12. Confused Old Misfit

    But lack-lustre eyebrows.

    That’s another thing about Canadians and image, bemused. They can never get the finer details quite right!

  13. John Constantine

    Canadians are to be used as lab animals in a country wide drug trial, so Trump can observe the benefits and drawbacks before he signs America up to the scheme.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180621/pdf/43vy5vhbgxtvx5.pdf

    Legal recreational marijuana for Canada, announces aussie greenchip THC .

  14. Confused Old Misfit

    Canadians are also responsible for

    Justin Bieber.

  15. Confused Old Misfit

    Canadians are also responsible for

    Nickelback

  16. Confused Old Misfit

    What other country do you know of that had a political party called: Progressive Conservative”?

  17. Roger

    a handsome, well spoken young man (think JFK), with all the right “breeding” and fantastic hair.

    He didn’t get that hair from Pierre.

  18. manalive

    US resident and Canadian expat Mark Steyn has described the rigmarole involved getting US entry from north of the border while illegals from the south seem to set up residence without any trouble and the Democrats are happy with that because that helps swell their constituency.

  19. Roger

    What other country do you know of that had a political party called: Progressive Conservative”?

    Fair point.

    Otoh, we have a Labor Party none of whose parliamentary representatives have ever done a day’s manual labour in their lives and a Liberal Party full of Leftist statists.

  20. Pyrmonter

    Canada’s protectionism hurts Canada: it has zero – zilch, nadda – effect on the international price of milk which determines the return to US milk producers (aside from the US’s own protectionist measures).

    Trump’s trade baloney threatens a revival of the trade disputes of the early 1930s. That’s scary, and something of which all the US’s friends should be wary.

  21. Up The Workers!

    The world awaits with baited breath to find out whether Justin Trudeaup and his itinerant prosthetic eyebrows have been reconciled?

    If Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un can famously make a binding Treaty with one another, can Trudeaup and his galloping eyebrows master a similarly peaceful and binding reconciliation? (Maybe a few drops of Superglue or alternatively a loaded nail-gun might help?)

  22. Trump’s trade baloney threatens a revival of the trade disputes of the early 1930s. That’s scary, and something of which all the US’s friends should be wary.

    You think? Guess what Trumps ‘baloney’ has achieved once again: https://www.wsj.com/articles/germanys-largest-auto-makers-back-abolition-of-eu-u-s-car-import-tariffs-1529492027. Winning!

  23. Confused Old Misfit

    He didn’t get that hair from Pierre.

    We don’t mention ‘Her” in polite company.

  24. Confused Old Misfit

    That’s scary, and something of which all the US’s friends should be wary.

    Which of these “US’s friends” have no subsidies, duties, imposts taxes, tariffs, etc. on the importation of some US exports?

  25. max

    America First in old days mean freedom first

    Murray N. Rothbard:
    “the Old Right was for a restoration of the liberty of the Old Republic, of a government strictly limited to the defense of the rights of private property.

    But we can boil down those differences to this question: how much of existing government would you repeal? How far would you roll government back?

    The minimum demand which almost all Old Rightists agreed on, which virtually defined the Old Right, was total abolition of the New Deal, the whole kit and kaboodle of the welfare state, the Wagner Act, the Social Security Act, going off gold in 1933, and all the rest. Beyond that, there were charming disagreements. Some would stop at repealing the New Deal. Others would press on, to abolition of Woodrow Wilson’s New Freedom, including the Federal Reserve System and especially that mighty instrument of tyranny, the income tax and the Internal Revenue Service. Still others, extremists such as myself, would not stop until we repealed the Federal Judiciary Act of 1789, and maybe even think the unthinkable and restore the good old Articles of Confederation.”

  26. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Why did you put an apostrophe in “Canadian’s”? Who is “Canadian” and why should we care for this person’s opinions?

  27. Bruce of Newcastle

    That’s not an apostrophe, it’s a carelessly positioned eyebrow.

  28. Egor

    Canada is on a nice little earner doing middleman and goods transformation duty for Chinese steel using NAFTA to subvert US trade policies. Its being exposed that’s their regret, understandably.
    It’s a teddible, teddible affront to the pretend “free traders” everywhere.
    The USA’s extremely successful mercantile past beckons.

  29. DaveR

    It never ceases to amaze me that people don’t understand what Trump is doing for USA. I still have a copy of his first 100 days promise, and his election ‘manifesto’. Its about the American people and the American economy, first second and last. I think Trump Derangement Syndrom means people, especially left journalists, cannot even analyse the US moves before becoming apoplectic.

  30. I think Trump Derangement Syndrom means people, especially left journalists, cannot even analyse the US moves before becoming apoplectic.

    TDS demonstrates what the Left stands for; in the US, Europe, UK, Australia or anywhere for that matter. They have no love, tolerance or desire for Western culture or values. They would prefer a pyrrhic victory of a nation’s destruction than allow Western cultural norms to survive.

  31. old bloke

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2743300, posted on June 21, 2018 at 11:56 am

    That’s not an apostrophe, it’s a carelessly positioned eyebrow.

    Bruce, you are a funny bugger.

  32. Up The Workers!

    To Dave R at 12.28pm, Leftard presstitutes are entirely unacquainted with the concept of a politician who actually keeps his election promises.

    Regrettably, it is so long since we have seen one, that the rest of the population are almost just as unfamiliar with the concept as they are.

  33. .

    It’s a teddible, teddible affront to the pretend “free traders” everywhere.
    The USA’s extremely successful mercantile past beckons.

    The US has more liberal trade policies than Canada and it has a higher standard of living.

    America had ample land and no income tax for 140 or so years after independence.

    Calling the Smoot-Hawley Act “extremely successful” is a perverse joke.

  34. yarpos

    5 out of 5 people with a measurable IQ dissapprove of Justin Trudeau.

    I would have thought an economically healthy USA could only be a good thing for Canada. They had enough sense to dump Kathleen Wynn (their Weatherill clone) and will hopefully dump Trudeau at the forst opportunity. Then maybe they can prosper again.

  35. Robbo

    So a huge majority of Canadians disapprove of Donald Trump. This from a country that actually elected a snivelling little boy child as it’s PM. Correct me if I’m wrong but I doubt that Trump would gives a rats arse about what Canadians think.

  36. .

    Trump could probably actually run for Canadian PM and beat Trudeau if he quit and became a naturalised Canuck.

    Every time I see a clip of Canuck Commons, the opposition are trouncing Trudeau and his Ministers, they look like they have an IQ of about 80 each and they are usually left speechless by each question.

    It isn’t just pom-pom waving against the left, it is absolutely brutal. It honestly looks like adults abusing dumb kids.

    I have never seen a more facile response to an aggressive political or Parliamentary opposition. Like former Australian PM Keating said “His performance is like being flogged with a warm lettuce…”

  37. It’s amazing how little politicians understand about deal making.

  38. Dave in Marybrook

    Awful apostrophe in the headline. Sort it out, Doomlord.

  39. None

    Canadians. No apostrophe for the plural (yes, that’s me, the typo queen, giving spelling advice to Steve Kates).

  40. RobK

    Canadians are also responsible for……..
    Maurice Strong. ‘Nuff said.

  41. mareeS

    Canadians have a different brain…it must be the long winters and short summers. And eating moose.

    When we lived there, we couldn’t take,our kids to the pub and have a few beers in front of them, but it’s OK to smoke pot in the same room.

    And it’s OK to hunt ‘n’ shoot things. Gut them, eat them.

    As I said, Canada is weird.

  42. rickw

    Who gives a shit about Canada?

  43. Oh come on

    The rest of the world is always overwhelmingly negative about any Republican POTUS. Comes with the territory.

    In return, Americans overwhelmingly either don’t know or don’t care about any overseas leader of any consequence. It’s pretty much Mick Trumbles across the board.

  44. Oh come on

    I’m putting myself in the average American’s shoes. Which foreign leader would I bother to know about? One or two who I hope will soon be taking a Tomahawk missile up the Khyber, perhaps. But no one else.

  45. Egor

    “And it’s OK to hunt ‘n’ shoot things. Gut them, eat them.”

    Why wouldn’t it be? Your Coles rump isn’t bred in a polystyrene tray.
    If you love to hunt, providing your own non antibiotic, superb game meat and carrying it out on your back is a privilege beyond human understanding.

  46. mh

    North Korea scraps anti-American souvenirs after summit, tour operators say

    SEOUL (Reuters) – In the wake of Kim Jong Un’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, anti-American souvenirs once sold on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone have disappeared from gift shop shelves, Western tour operators say.

    Among more generic gifts like ginseng, a North Korean shop on the tourist route to the fortified border between the two Koreas usually sold stamps, postcards and other souvenirs attacking the United States.

    “They’re always very popular, not very subtle, and, as of now, have all been removed,” said Simon Cockerell, general manager at Koryo Tours….

  47. JohnL

    Four out of five Canadians disapprove of U.S. President Donald Trump in the wake of an escalating trade war with Canada

    Most properly 4 and a half of five Australian disapprove of President Trump!
    And you know what? President Trump could not care a fuck about what 4 Canucks or 4 and a 1/2 Australians think. And rightly so! Mr. Trump is the President of USofA, not Canada or puny Australia. His interest and responsibility are to the people of USA, first, second and third.
    It is a pity that we don’t have anybody on the blimp who could put Australia first for a change.

  48. BorisG

    Awful apostrophe in the headline. Sort it out, Doomlord.

    Doomlord cannot possibly read all comment’s on all thread’s. But surely Steve can do better than that!

  49. BorisG

    5 out of 5 people with a measurable IQ dissapprove of Justin Trudeau.

    sure that’s why they elected him. LOL

  50. Confused Old Misfit

    If you love to hunt, providing your own non antibiotic, superb game meat and carrying it out on your back is a privilege beyond human understanding.

    Until you butcher it and discover that it’s worm infested.

  51. Confused Old Misfit

    I can assure anyone who cares that

    non antibiotic

    superb

    meat

    is available from most quality Australian butchers.

  52. Egor

    “Until you butcher it and discover that it’s worm infested.”
    You’re reminiscing about scungy Australia, especially pigs and often roos.
    Alaskan and Canadian moose, elk, black tail deer, dall sheep, mountain goats….and bear…. are remarkably parasite free. The food of kings. In fact 100% meat recovery is compulsory. Haven’t hunted them all, but enough to say nary a parasite seen.

  53. Egor

    is available from most quality Australian butchers.
    Yeah, domestic farmed rubbish. But go for your life. If you can afford it.

  54. Oh come on

    Doomlord cannot possibly read all comment’s on all thread’s.

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Boris make funny. I laugh. (read with a thick Russian accent)

  55. Confused Old Misfit

    Egor,
    Have you ever killed and butchered a Canadian white tail?

  56. Oh come on

    You know I am fond of you, Borry. I will even overlook the fact you are a Trotskyite reactionary.

  57. Confused Old Misfit

    Egor,
    Have you ever killed and butchered a Canadian white tail? Ot Big Horn?

  58. Confused Old Misfit

    Now I will qualify those comments by saying that I last hunted in Canada some 40 years ago. I have had good venison and bad and one wormy Big Horn in BC.
    I have also raised some damned fine non antibiotic beef and pork.
    No Bull!

  59. Mark A

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2743714, posted on June 21, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Looked up parasites in Whitetail deer.
    “Whitetails are virtual school buses for parasites” quote from the author of the article.

    Whitetails consists almost entirely of parasites. Put me off deer for life.

    Warning! do not look!

  60. Confused Old Misfit

    Seen it in real living colour Mark A! Not pretty.
    But this is all away of the topic of why Canadians, or at least a sizeable plurality of them hate or dislike Trump.
    It may be because they treasure in their minds the image of Lester B. Pearson. The Canadian Prime Minister to whom they attribute the foundation of the United Nations Peacekeepers!
    Well, we know how well the custodians of the blue helmets have behaved. Lester B would be dreadfully disappointed.
    But Lester B. was a “Statesman”. A graduate of the U of T and Oxford. The winner of a Nobel Peace Prize back in the day when you had to do something to win one.

  61. BOOOM!!!!

    Canada, EU and Germany Signal Compliance With President Trump Trade Demands…

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/06/21/canada-eu-and-germany-signal-compliance-with-president-trump-trade-demands/#more-150859

    Yup, Germany, without consulting with Emmanuel from France, just unilaterally announce the EU is willing to drop all trade tariffs against U.S. auto manufacturers as part of their strategy to fend-off steel, aluminum and crushing auto tariffs.

  62. JohnA

    Confused Old Misfit #2743714, posted on June 21, 2018, at 8:01 pm


    I have also raised some damned fine non antibiotic beef and pork.
    No Bull!

    Now, that would be a remarkable achievement with respect to the first, but not to the second…
    🙂

  63. Confused Old Misfit

    Now, that would be a remarkable achievement with respect to the first, but not to the second…
    🙂

    Hah Hah!! You are certainly right though! Despite any advances in AI that may have occurred since I sold out 37 years ago!

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