Canada is not the first nation to be the target of a Donald Trump Twitter tirade, however, people on both sides of the border were a taken aback as the US President took some very public shots at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the past week.
Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the U.S. and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things...but he doesn’t bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy — hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2018
After attending the G7 summit in Quebec over the weekend, the president quickly took to social media calling Trudeau both “meek and mild” as well as “very dishonest and weak” based on Canada’s response to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal. According to a Canada release, they make almost 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. Then Justin acts hurt when called out!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2018
Americans made some solid points during the #ThanksCanada Tweetfest, many choosing to highlight the several occasions that their neighbours to the north stood up for the US and lent a helping hand.
On 9/11, thousands of Americans on 238 airliners were diverted to Canada as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. Canada cared for them for days, The small town of Gander took in 7,000 people alone. In our hour of need, Canada was there.— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) June 9, 2018
And this orange maggot calls them an enemy
#Canada spirited four American hostages out of Iran in 1979, welcomed thousands of stranded U.S. airline passengers on 9/11, has our back in every war, shares the world’s longest undefended border with us and a symbiotic North American economy. THE best neighbor we could have. https://t.co/6c9qcPXn3C— Nicholas Burns (@RNicholasBurns) June 10, 2018
#ThankCanada for providing my father in law with free cancer treatment for three years. His healthcare costs would’ve been in the millions in the US and would’ve bankrupted us all. Also, for my ER visit a couple of years ago, where I got the best medical attention ever.— Missy (@TheBeiruti) June 11, 2018
There were also plenty of shoutouts for classic Canadian exports like maple syrup, artists like Neil Young and scientific discoveries such as insulin.
discovery insulin, mapping visual cortex, creating new way of mutating organisms, discovering structure & geometry of free radicals, invention of CCD chip, develop computerized weather forecasting systems, develop of the Ricker curve, theory of plate tectonics #ThanksCanada— Natasha Fatale #ProtectDreamers (@instinctnaturel) June 11, 2018
#ThanksCanada For hockey. And poutine. And Sidney Crosby. And ketchup chips. And for being awesome. (Seriously, you guys are way cooler than us) 🇨🇦❤️— gabriella marie (@WILDestdreams_3) June 11, 2018
The Tragically Hip— Kathleen (@bflosenrab) June 10, 2018
Hockey Night in Canada
Your TV stations which enabled me to watch Simpsons reruns 4x a night OTA
Polka Dot Door
Virtue & Moir
Anne of Green Gables
Canada - we think you’re great. You gave us Neil Young, Keanu Reeves, and peanut butter for crying out loud. Sorry about our President. He doesn’t speak for all of us. Thanks for being the best kind of neighbor. #ThankCanada— Bernie Anderson (@BernieTheBard) June 10, 2018
#ThanksCanada for your Nobel prize winning scientists - Richard E. Taylor, Henry Taube, Ralph M. Steinman, Michael Smith, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, John Polanyi, Rudolph A. Marcus, Gerhard Herzberg, Bertram Brockhouse, Sidney Altman— 🌲Fox🌲 (@_OO_Fox_OO_) June 10, 2018My wife and I visited Toronto in 2005 before gay marriage was legal in everywhere in the US. We had a lovely time, and I will never forget your friendly, stylish city. #ThankCanada
Maple syrup, maple syrup, maple syrup, maple syrup, Rush, maple syrup, maple syrup, and maple syrup. #ThanksCanada— Jed Kornbluh (@jedkornbluh) June 11, 2018
My wife and I visited Toronto in 2005 before gay marriage was legal in everywhere in the US. We had a lovely time, and I will never forget your friendly, stylish city. #ThankCanada— Googie Baba (@GoogieBaba) June 10, 2018
In a press conference following the G7 summit, Trudeau said he personally told the US president that his aluminum and steel tariffs were "insulting" and that Canada would not hesitate to impose retaliatory measures.