Justin Trudeau has toughened his stance against the inflammatory rhetoric of Donald Trump after the Prime Minister was criticized for his conciliatory tone confronting racist comments.
Why isn’t Trudeau speaking out against Trump’s job killing moves that will undoubtedly damage actual Canadians and cost jobs? The latest executive order from the president increases the overall requirement that infrastructure projects be made up of American made goods from 50% to 75%. That requirement actually jumps to 95 PERCENT for any steel or iron used in a project.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today denounced tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend that told a series of first-term congresswomen of diverse ethnic backgrounds to “go back” to their countries of origin rather than tell U.S. politicians how America should be governed.
In his closing press conference at the Canadian Embassy, with the U.S. Capitol building in the background, Trudeau said he had “extensive conversations” with Donald Trump about Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians being held by authorities in China.
“I am going to instruct my Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator. Any country that devalues their currency in order to take advantage of the United States will be met with sharply,” Trump said.
They want to label China as a currency manipulator that undervalues the renminbi to help its exporters win sales in overseas markets.
There are hints that what happened in Britain on Thursday night was driven by economic exclusion, political alienation and fears about immigration. Precisely the sorts of things Trudeau has seemed eager to be seen as standing against.
U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, in a closely watched visit to Scotland on Friday, hailed Britain’s Leave vote, drawing parallels to the anger driving his own presidential campaign.
“A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub because he wanted to kill Americans, to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation. It’s a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation.”
“The people asking the questions – those are the racists,” Trump said, according to Bloomberg Politics. “I would go at ’em.”