Canadians boycott US goods, Trump over tariffs
Canadians have started to boycott U.S. goods in the wake of President Trump’s war of words with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the recent steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, the European Union, and Mexico.
CTV News reported on Thursday that Canadian shoppers were boycotting Florida oranges, Kentucky bourbon and California wine over the diplomatic rift.
Canadians have also employed hashtags such as #BoycottUSProducts, #BuyCanadian and #BoycottUSA.
HELL NO HERSHEY’S! Coffee Crisp, KitKat and Smarties for the win. A Canadian patriot’s guide to shopping during a Canada-U.S. trade war – https://t.co/ezQZNXsz4N https://t.co/K43IEcDY1g #BoycottUSA #trade #USpoli #cdnpoli
— Antonia Zerbisias (@AntoniaZ) June 13, 2018
I will be spending my dollars on Canadian products and in stores that do not support the Trump family. Angry Canadians support #BuyCanadian after attacks on Trudeau https://t.co/e9qrpICIEE #buyCanadian #boycottUSproducts
— erin abbatangelo (@e3abba) June 13, 2018
Trump lashed out at Trudeau last weekend after the Canadian leader said all members of the Group of Seven (G-7) industrialized nations reached an agreement at the end of their summit.
The president said he would not sign the G-7 agreement and called Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest.”
Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday she was not ruling out potential tariffs against the Trump Organization in response to Trump’s recently announced tariffs.