Skip to comments.Trump is right about the War of 1812
Posted on 06/06/2018 2:24:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Trump is right about the War of 1812.In late May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a crotchety phone argument about trade with President Donald Trump. As CNN reports, Trudeau objected to the idea that Canada was a national security problem (the legal justification for the tariffs Trump was introducing). Trump responded, Didnt you guys burn down the White House? Trump was referring to the famous burning of Washington conducted during the War of 1812. (The event actually took place in 1814).
Pedants immediately jumped in to accuse Trump of an error. After all, wasnt the torching of the White House conducted by British troops, under the command of Admiral George Cockburn?(continued)
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And the Battle of New Orleans was fought two weeks after the peace treaty was signed..............things were kinda slow back then.............
To us ex-canadians, canadian schools brag about this “history” in every grade level, ( as an FU to America because canadian kids have an inferiority complex). If we know about it, then American leftards pretend it didnt happen?
Haha. TDS sufferer, Bob Fredericks, gets it wrong again...
That’s OK. It kind of put a nice exclamation point on the idea of attacking the U.S.A. :)
“Canada was not independent of Britain in 1814. And Canadian schools still teach the burning of DC as retaliation for US burning Toronto.”
Canada didn’t even exist as a sovereign nation in 1814.
They also Burned down Buffalo, and as a result the Sabres and Bills are still suffering.
But the overwhelming victory of US forces under General Andrew Jackson ensured that the Senate would vote for the treaty.
Canadians HATE America if only for that one thing.
Trump really should keep his mouth shut most of the time.
As for this comment, I think it’s funny how Canadians get all unctious about so-called War of 1812 (really should be the British War) as being Americans invading THEIR country.
They were not a country; they were colonies. Under the thumb of Britain (and still largely beholden to them). It was BRITAIN we were attacking and how else were we going to do it? Go over the sea with a couple ships and attack? Better to start near home.
Iirc history and military history were two subjects that Donald J Trump excelled in at the NYMA. He was a good student and served in the highest positions of the school his senior year. (One elected by the faculty the other by his fellow cadets. )
We have fought six wars with Canada—more than we have with any other country. However, in four of them (the War of the League of Augsburg, the War of the Spanish Succession, the War of the Austrian Succession, and the Third Silesian War) we were English and they were French.
What came first ...the burning of the WH by the Canadians or the burning of my widowed 4th GGM’s house in St David, Ontario by the Americans...
BTW the American officer who went through Ontario burning private homes etc was fired...
JOSEPH Brant, the Mohawk. Get facts straight.
And again, Canadians were not “Canadians”. They were Canadian-British, or British subjects. Exactly as “American” colonists had been just 40 years prior, American-British.
And yes, they indeed spout off about DC being retaliation for York.
I’ve been in these discussions on history fora quite a few times. Oooo, the vitriol... and jealousy.
Yes. Butts kicked.
And they turned tail after Baltimore stood up to them after DC. Yes, it was ALL of Baltimore, not just Ft. McHenry and not just a footnote to Key’s song.
It hardly existed as such in 1945.
The Canadians were gonna burn down the schools here in 1814. The armed schoolmarms drove them off coz them schools were armed fortresses.
Really? Whoda thunk it?
Love to see a cite, if there is one!
Canadian group “Three Trolls in a Baggie” with their song the War of 1812
Do I understand you correctly that Canadians HATE America because the British burned down the White House?
Jackson was all about #winning too ping
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