Trump says he could cause the 'ruination' of Canada with auto tariffs

Sep 8 2018, 4:04 am

US President Donald Trump has threatened Canada once again.

Speaking at a rally in North Dakota on Friday, September 7, Trump said that if a NAFTA deal could not be reached between Canada and the US, he would be applying a 20% tariff on cars.

According to a report from Bloomberg News, Trump reiterated that Canada was taking advantage of the United States.

“In some countries, including Canada, a tax on cars would be the ruination of the country. That’s how big it is. The ruination of the country,” he stated.

Trump went on to call NAFTA “the worst trade deal ever.”

Last week, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, confirmed that no NAFTA agreement was reached with the US.

Freeland said that the updated deadline for an agreement will be when a “good deal” for Canada has been reached.

On August 31, Robert E Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, said that Trump notified Congress that a deal with Mexico will be signed and will include Canada “if it is willing” – 90 days from that date.

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