Start writing a post

Shortly before attending the G-Summit, Which is a meeting between the top democratic industrialized economies, President Trump placed tariffs on metal products imported from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. During the summit, Trump refused to back down from these tariffs unless these nations did the same, and after the summit ended, Trump took to twitter to insult each of them. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was tweeted by trump exclaiming that he is dishonest and week.

The Divide between our allies and friendly trading partners have never been greater than it is today.

I respect Trump for fighting for American interests and companies, but in regard to this, while he may think what he is doing will help this country, its actually doing the opposite. These countries are our allies and friends who present no threat to us. They had our back during 9/11 and still do to this day, even through all the disagreements. But by insulting their leaders and targeting their economies, Trump is untying the bonds that have been built and creating a more isolated America.

In addition to the diplomatic reasons, it is bad for the economy to add tariffs on imported products. Many businesses in the US. rely on foreign resources to make their products, and higher prices for these resources will only negativity affect these businesses. Also, American consumers will have to pay more for products, which is especially harmful for lower-class families who are struggling in the meantime. Free trade, such as NAFTA, has been benefical by creating a multitude of jobs and opening markets for the United States.

Going forward, I believe that it is better for Trump to avoid adding tariffs on the products of our allies and instead negotiate with our allies, or at least refrain from going on twitter tantrums.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Leaving My Backpack In The Library

Views about society and the stranger sitting right across from me


As a college student, my backpack is an extension of myself in many ways. It contains my notes, pens, and computer vital for my success in college. It contains the snacks and water bottle I need to survive long days on campus. It also contains the "in-case" items that help put my mind at rest if I forgot something from home: extra hair ties, masks, and that backup-backup snack. With so much in my backpack important to me and my life on campus, it is no wonder that I can get apprehensive about it when it is not with me or in my line of sight. And that makes me wonder.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Cool Gadgets To Make Your Car Smart

Don't let this stop you from making your car smart. You can change the one you have using smart gadgets that transform your car into a smart car.


Cars are no longer just a mode of transport, where you only worry about the engine and how beautiful its interior is. These days, everyone wants to make their cars smarter, those with advanced technology systems. It makes sense for several reasons. It can make your vehicle more efficient and safer when you need to drive.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Inevitable Truth of Loss

You're going to be okay.


As we humans face loss and grief on a daily basis, it's challenging to see the good in all the change. Here's a better perspective on how we can deal with this inevitable feeling and why it could help us grow.

Keep Reading... Show less

'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Film Review

Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson lead a tigher, more fun sequel to 2018's 'Venom'

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FmWuCgJmxo

When Sony announced that Venom would be getting a stand-alone movie, outside of the Tom Holland MCU Spider-Man films, and intended to start its own separate shared universe of films, the reactions were generally not that kind. Even if Tom Hardy was going to take on the role, why would you take Venom, so intrinsically connected to Spider-Man's comic book roots, and remove all of that for cheap action spectacle?

Keep Reading... Show less

'The Addams Family 2' Film Review

The sequel to the 2019 reboot is an enjoyable, but unremarkable start to the Halloween movie season

Photo Credit: MGM – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd82bSBDE84

There's a reason why the Addams Family have become icons of the American cartoon pantheon (although having one of the catchiest theme songs in television history doesn't hinder them).

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments