Mexico hits back with $3 billion in tariffs on US products

The Mexican U.S. and Canadian flags

The Mexican U.S. and Canadian flags

Francis Scott Key composed the words as the British bombarded Fort McHenry in Baltimore from warships, according to the White House Historical Association.

The White House was, in fact, burned down by British colonial forces in August 1814 in response to an USA attack on York, Ontario, a year earlier. In fact, Canada wasn't even a country until 1867.

Nevertheless, the War of 1812 remains the last full-scale conflict that pitted Canadian against American, and it remains a point of contention between both countries.

Justin Trudeau said NAFTA, which was signed between Canada, Mexico, and the USA is actually better for the three nations.

While Trump's comment was supposedly meant to be a joke, it seems Trudeau didn't appreciate it at all, making a bold statement during a press conference earlier last week.

"It's a measure that Mexico has a right to in accordance with the trade agreement to compensate for the damage caused by the [United States'] tariffs, which they set under the alleged argument of national security", he said.

President Emmanuel Macron has signaled that progress on tariffs, Iran nuclear agreement and Paris climate accord must be made before he'll be willing to sign a joint statement, the official told reporters Wednesday in Ottawa.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the leaders would air their unhappiness in what he called a polite cordial context and expressed optimism about the summit.

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"And I would just say to all of Canada's American friends - and there are so many - seriously?"

"The idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the United States is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable". Freeland asked on CNN's "State of the Union". With tariffs raising the price by 20 percent, Mexican consumers may purchase less of it, meaning the country may end up buying a smaller quantity of US pork products. "And they want to blame him for using tariffs".

"Unfortunately, the administration is abusing the Section 232 authority delegated to the president by Congress", said Senator Bob Corker, the bill's chief proponent. It's exhausting. Not only is Trump launching a pointless trade war against our three closest allies and four largest trading partners, but now apparently he's lecturing heads of state on history that never happened.

"The United States must, at long last, be treated fairly on trade", the President tweeted on Saturday.

President Trump is trying to rewrite the terms and conditions of the worldwide order specifically with regard to trade, security, and global agreements and organisations, by "leveraging the dollar, market access, and military advantages", said Dr Inderjeet Parmar professor of professor of global politics at the City, University of London.

Canadian officials confirm to CNN that months ago Trump personally assured Trudeau that Canada would likely be exempt from steel and aluminum tariffs.

The French president was speaking alongside the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who is hosting the G7 summit in Quebec amid sharp disagreements between the USA president and the six other leaders of industrialized liberal democracies over trade, climate change and the nuclear deal with Iran.

Now that they've gotten everyone's attention, it would be good if the Trump administration's next move is constructive.

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