Twitter Baffled By Trump’s Call for Stronger Borders to Stop… Canadian Shoe Smugglers
During his remarks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses today, President Trump took a moment in between talking about immigration and child separation to go after Canada again.
“Canada, they like to talk,” he said, “they’re out great neighbor. They fought World War II with us, we appreciate it. They fought World War I with us and we appreciate it, but we’re protecting each other.”
And then he said this:
“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. The tariffs to get common items back into Canada are so high that they have to smuggle ’em in. They buy shoes and they wear ’em. They scuff ’em up, they made ’em sound old or look old.”
Everyone now has questions:
New: Trump accuses Canadians of smuggling shoes across the U.S. northern border. https://t.co/9Ao4ABSl40
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 19, 2018
Canadians, please let me know if you've ever crossed the border to buy shoes and made them all dirty before going home so Canadian customs wouldn't notice that you're a smuggler
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 19, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump just talked about a recent story "in a major newspaper” about Canadians having to smuggle shoes back into the US”
He didn’t name the “major newspaper” and I can’t find a single recent story on the subject in Google news.
He’s lying. He just made it up.
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) June 19, 2018
Trump is talking about Canadians crossing into the U.S. to smuggle sneakers back into Canada…? What the hell is he talking about?
— Robyn Urback (@RobynUrback) June 19, 2018
Can we build a wall to protect our shoe industry from Canadian shoe scuffers?
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) June 19, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump says Canada's cross-border shoppers buy shoes in the U.S. and smuggle them across the border (they scuff them) because of… tariffs.
— Althia Raj (@althiaraj) June 19, 2018
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