With the U.S. and Mexico doing their own thing (and Mexico saying they’re prepared to move forward without us), the reality of the situation appeared to be dawning on Freeland.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in the U.S. for trade talks, in the wake of the U.S. and Mexico agreeing to a bilateral deal.
While Freeland has often projected confidence – and often joined Trudeau in lecturing the United States – her comments to reporters today seemed different.
Freeland seemed much more nervous and uncomfortable than usual, a sign perhaps that the real truth of Canada’s dangerously vulnerable position is starting to dawn on the Trudeau government.
You can see Freeland’s remarks below:
The body language of both Chrystia Freeland and Canada’s Ambassador to the US David MacNaughton shows significant concern and nervousness on their part.
They are likely realizing that Canada now has zero leverage, is abandoned by Mexico after the incredibly dumb “solidarity” gambit failed, and is now going to be presented with a choice of making massive concessions or watching our auto industry get wrecked.
So much for that “Diplomat of the Year” award.
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