Trump just made an outrageous claim about burning down the White House to Justin Trudeau

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While discussing his dangerous and misguided trade war on Canada with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – a war which the president claims is a matter of national security – one absurd justification by Trump sprang to the forefront.

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The president claimed  that the tariffs which started the problem between the two nations come in retaliation for Canada having supposedly “burned down the White House.”

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During a phone call between the leaders of the two neighboring countries, Trump reportedly became irritated with Trudeau’s contestation of his claims that the tariffs are a matter of national security, and retorted by suggesting that the Canadians burned down the White House.

The remark was a reference to the War of 1812, during which the British – not the Canadians – burned down much of Washington, D.C., including the White House. Canada did not become a country until July 1, 1867.

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While it is unclear whether Trump was joking or not – he has already admitted that he makes up facts during meetings – one source on the call promised that the impending trade war was no laughing matter.

“To the degree one can ever take what is said as a joke,” the source said. “The impact on Canada and ultimately on workers in the U.S. won’t be a laughing matter.”

While Trump continues to fly by the seat of his pants with regard to international affairs, abandoning our allies and cozying up to the autocrats of the world, our reputation continues to flounder.

Thankfully, Trudeau has already made clear that his issues are with Trump and not the American people. Once we vote our egomaniacal ignoramus leader out of office, we will hopefully able to return to some degree of normalcy and rekindle the warm relationship we have long had with our neighbor to the north.

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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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