Following the second-in-a-row unsuccessful NATO summit, the people of Canada are left to dwell over whether the President of the United States, Donald Trump, could take additional trade measures against Canada, after a standoff, between 2018’s May and 2019’s May, regarding steel and aluminum.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump began the week by stating that Canada was lacking monetarily. He didn’t stop at Canada, though. While meeting with Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, Donald Trump added that Berlin, too, was a little under the mark.
He stated how he thought Canada will be fine, even though this was a little delinquent of the nation. He added that some countries are chiefly delinquent, and hence when something comes down, it isn’t fair how the U.S. has to defend them.
However, after what transpired on Tuesday, the relationship between Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, and Donald Trump have further deteriorated. Justin Trudeau was seen laughing at Donald Trump with Macron, Mark Rutte, and Boris Johnson, at a reception which took place at the Buckingham Palace the same night. In the released video, Trudeau was seen talking about the extended impromptu press conference called by Donald Trump.
In the video, Trudeau was observed saying how he could only watch his team’s jaws fall to the floor while watching Trump’s press conference. He clarified later on how he was referring to Donald Trump’s surprising declaration where he said that the U.S. will host, at Camp David, the upcoming G7 leaders’ summit. The idea had previously been expressed by Donald Trump but hadn’t been confirmed.
Donald Trump, however, is of the belief that Trudeau’s distress was owed to the fact that he had been called out by Trump for not coming up to his 2% target. Presently, Canada’s NATO defense spending resides at 1.31 of its GDP.