Global News reports that US President Donald Trump is saying that “he would intervene in the Justice Department’s case against a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing … [he said] … “If I think it’s good for the country, if I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made – which is a very important thing – what’s good for national security – I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary,” Trump said in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in the Oval Office.” In other words justice will not be allowed to take its course if there might be some sliver of advantage for America in its trade war with China.
Both are quite right. Donald Trump is, yet again, planning to do the wrong thing, even when the right thing is staring him straight in the face, and being Donald Trump he will, almost certainly do the wrong thing in the wrong way. In the process he will sell Canada out to the Chinese because he has no concept of honesty, decency or, above all honour. America is our neighbour, our most important trading partner, the guarantor of our security and, we have believed for over 75 years, are best friend.
Maybe it’s time we looked at guaranteeing our own security, making better friends and trading with more partners.