Canada in the Eyes of Trump’s America – From Close Friend and Ally to National Security Threat

A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper

Posted June 6th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Seventy four years ago – on June 6th, 1944, known from then on as D-Day – Canadian soldiers fought and died on the beaches of Normandy, France alongside U.S. soldiers, all under the direction of the then Supreme Commander of Allied Forces and future U.S. president, Dwight D Eisenhower.


Now, under the reality show celebrity/narcissist who plays at being U.S. president, Canada and the freely negotiated trading relationship Canada negotiated with his country are viewed as a “national security threat.”

A national security threat?

The same Canada that also fought alongside the U.S. in Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon.  

The same Canada that  welcomed thousands of stranded Americans into our homes in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, British Columbia and other regions of the country when American commercial flights were diverted away from U.S. air space in the hours following the 9/11 attacks.

Canada. … Now a security threat to the United States.

Canadian soldiers on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, June 6th 1944.

Did you see the TV footage of Trump on the lawns of the White House this June 5th, at a staged ceremony he whipped up after dis-inviting the Super Bowl-winning Philladelphia Eagles football team (mostly all black players) to the White House?

Did you see him rocking back, stumbling through the words of ‘God Bless America’ as if he was being introduced to them for the first time, before questioning the patriotism of  NFL players for exercising their First Amendment Rights to express themselves by “taking a knee” in during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem in protest of violence against blacks.

Then he turned around and supported the First Amendment Rights of a white Christian person from Trump country not to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

He looked like a screwball. … even more wacked out than Alec Baldwin playing him on Saturday Night Live, if that’s possible.

He looked certifiable.

Do we really want to negotiate another trade deal with the likes of him and the millions of Americans who continue to support a dangerous nut bar who brags that they would go on supporting him, even if he shot someone on the street in broad daylight?

Canada would be better off shifting more of our back and forth trade to Britain and other countries in Europe.

In the spirit of all those who fought and died for the quality of life we have in Canada, let’s do it.

Canadians and Americans were fighting and dying against fascism during that Second World War in the 1940s, and more than 70 years later, it looks like we are fighting it again.

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One response to “Canada in the Eyes of Trump’s America – From Close Friend and Ally to National Security Threat

  1. Linda McKellar

    The funniest part of “uninviting” the Eagles to the White House was that not a single player on the team EVER took a knee during the anthem. Of course FOX played a video supposedly illustrating that they had when they were actually praying before the game. FOX actually apologized but I’m sure their pea brained viewers will overlook that. Once the genie is out of the bottle it’s hard to get it back in. The mayor of Philly said Trump was just a narcissist and cancelled because he wanted to throw a party for his own aggrandizement but nobody came so he nixed it.

    As for Colonel Bone Spur and his military service, that consists of insulting veterans like the Khan family, John McCain and LeDavid Johnston. I had first cousins land on D-Day and die in France and Holland so his ignorance of Canada’s contribution and our history and considering us a threat is stupid and an insult. I do understand one of his few books (two?) that he read in his life was Mein Kampf.

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