Can Pres. Trump’s comments threaten possible trade war between the US and Canada?

Disagreements on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAF-TA has been on the news for months, but it was a comment from Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at the end of the G7 summit recently, that pushed the possibility of an all-out trade war to reality.

” Canadians — we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we will not be pushed around,” Trudeau said.

US President Donald Trump went on Twitter, calling Trudeau dishonest and weak.

The US also threatened additional tariffs against Canada, on top of those already imposed on Canadian lumber, steel and aluminum — as retaliation against Canada’s allegedly large tariff on dairy products to the US.

Hashtags such as #BoycottUSA and #BuyCanadian have started gaining ground on Twitter, following Trump’s word war on Canada.

Online guides on Canadian products to buy instead of their u-s counterparts are also becoming popular.

From condiments to coffee, orange juice, even toilet paper, some Canadians believe boycotting us products is making a stand against Trump.

But whether or not it’s realistic and sustainable is a different story.

Pinoys reacted to the news.

For others, however, it’s just a matter of choosing what statement you’re buying.

 

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  • Mario
    20 June 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Canada Trade SURPLUS against US are: 2015=$15B, 2016=11B, 2017=$17B.. Trump role is to bring down US trade Deficit.Blamed former Prez for allowing this to happened. Trump want reciprocal trade. During the G7 meeting everybody get along, but when Trump left for Singapore, Trudeau criticized him on the 25% and 10% Tariff on Steel and Aluminum. Trump being counter puncher said Canada imposed 270% Tariff of US Dairy product, which is not fair.US economy is $20 Trillion, while Canada’s economy is $1.7T. Golden rule: “In business,the most number of money, capital, stronger economy will always WIN”..Chevy, Ford and Caterpillar etc. made from Canada, Trump imposed 25% tariff on Steel(Cars, oven etc anything made of iron, steel).USA already taken away 25% profit from Ford made in Canada.Since Ford, Chevy,Cummins etc.are US company they might as well come back and make more profit here and more jobs for US worker. Chrysler left Mexico and expanded their plant in Michigan..

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