President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel from America’s closest allies has sparked outrage.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be the most vocal. His country, arguably the closest friend and neighbor the United States has, has been targeted for tariffs, with Trump justifying the action by claiming he’s protecting national security.
Trudeau said on Sunday that he is having “a lot of trouble getting around” that Canada has abruptly become “a national security threat to the United States”. The Canadian prime minister went further, saying US and Canadian soldiers “who had fought and died together on the beaches of World War II, on the mountains of Afghanistan and have stood shoulder-to-shoulder in some of the most difficult places in the world, that are always there for each other, this is insulting to that.”
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