While announcing a sweeping investigation aimed at China into whether steel imports are harming America’s national security. he president went after Canada for its dairy policies.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump added a new name Thursday to the list of countries he accuses of preying on U.S. workers and exploiting naive U.S. trade policies: Canada.
“What they’ve done to our dairy farmworkers is a disgrace,” Trump said as he ordered a sweeping investigation into whether steel imports are harming America’s national security. “We can’t let Canada or anybody else take advantage and do what they did to our workers and to our farmers.”
Trump admitted he was going off script because the steel order is aimed at more familiar trade boogeymen like China and Japan. But his outburst in the Oval Office toward a friendly neighbor punctuated a week when tough talk on…