"They buy shoes and they wear 'em". "We know that no one will benefit from this beggar-thy-neighbour approach to trade", Ms. Freeland said.
The president has waged a war of words against Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ever since the Canadian leader criticized Trump's decision to increase tariffs on steel and aluminium, saying it would hurt the economy of both countries.
He did not indicate how this harms USA businesses, but went on to link this conduct to negotiations on the North American free-trade agreement (NAFTA), saying the United States will not be treated poorly by Canada any longer.
"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", Trump said. They make them sound old or look old.
The bid to save NAFTA comes as the fear of a global trade war continues to grow, fuelled by the Trump's administration's plan to impose new tariffs on China that target $200 billion worth of goods.
The duties and taxes Canadians pay at the border on imported goods are actually collected on behalf the government of Canada after USA businesses have made their cash. They scuff them up. The duties charged at the border are for imports of goods manufactured offshore.
Trump also blasted Canada's supply management system for dairy and poultry, calling it a "barrier".
WATCH: Freeland "strong, measured" retaliatory tariffs to be imposed on U.S. "We'll see whether or not we can make a reasonable NAFTA deal". "And I think we all agree that it is important for Canada to stand up in defence of the worldwide rules-based order, and we will do so".
Carrie said he was anxious about the government's ability to craft a plan given it is running deficits and doesn't have a lot of fiscal room to deal with what he called the "eventuality" of USA auto tariffs.
Ah yes, that old Canuck scuffed shoe grift with which we are all so familiar. "Canada is not going to take advantage of the United States any longer".
Trudeau has promised to retaliate against steel and aluminum tariffs the US has put on Canada's metals industries.