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O, Canada!

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:39 am

What are we doing in a trade war with Canada? Why have we inducted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into some new axis of evil? And why is President Donald Trump picking on Trudeau and Canada? “If we don’t make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out,” Trump tweeted on Sept. 1 after talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada faltered.

Trump frequently goes rogue when it comes to his social media tweets, but the behavior of the United States, through the president’s negotiating team, seems more in line with confrontation with a rival, rather than efforts to work things out with a close friend. That’s particularly troubling, because in a world where hostility to the United States has ebbed and flowed — and never gone away — Canada has always been our friendly neighbor to the north.

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