Donald Trump Defends Tariffs: ‘We Can No Longer Be the Stupid Country’

U.S. President Donald Trump again slammed Canada over a trade dispute and claimed that Canadians are buying common products in the U.S. and having to "smuggle" them back into the country because of high tariffs.

"There was a story two days ago in a major newspaper talking about people living in Canada coming into the United States and smuggling things back into Canada because the tariffs are so massive", he said during a rambling speech at the National Federation of Independent Business' 75th anniversary celebration at the Hyatt Regency. They buy shoes, then they wear them, ' he said. "They scuff 'em up to make 'em sound old, or look old".

"Canada", Trump told the business conference.

Trade frictions between the United States and Canada have been particularly strained in recent weeks, with Trump taking umbrage at remarks by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that were critical of the heavy USA tariffs. Dairy. 275 percent tariff.

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The president announced late last month he would be impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union after initially exempting them from the levies.

As part of NAFTA renegotiations, Washington wants Ottawa to expand these waivers to encourage Canadians to spend more in the US. Many are reminding the President that we have our own shoe stores on this side of the border, while others are just making a big joke of the whole situation.

- Leslie (@glowbelle1)Someone tell Donald Trump that we have dirt cheap shoes in Canada.

Leaders from all the relevant countries criticized the move, saying it cause wide spread economic damage.

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Spokesman Geng Shuang told a press briefing that the U.S. should "stop its damaging words and deeds". The move would be the largest blow in the tit-for-tat tariff fight between the U.S. and China.

Trump has made Trudeau the main target of his fury in return.

In it, the prime minister warned that Canada would not be pushed around on tariffs - a point Trudeau had made several times before. He'll learn, he can't do that, ' Trump said.

As he spoke, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland began testifying at a House of Commons committee on the current state of the Canada-United States trade relationship.

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