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Trump tariffs will force “dollar for dollar” retaliation says Canadian diplomat

An image of the highway sign for the bridge to Canada in Detroit
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George said Trump's tariffs are going to "hurt both sides," especially considering Canada is the United States' "biggest customer."

Things got worse for trade between the U.S. and Canada as our neighbors to the north announced retaliatory tariffs in response to the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and other U.S. allies.

President Trump is taking it personally, expressing his outrage and insulting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter. 

Over the weekend, Trump aides on Sunday morning news shows called Trudeau a backstabber who deserved a "special place in hell."

Douglas George, the Consul General of Canada in Detroit, joined Stateside to tell us more about what this might mean for trade between Michigan and Canada.

Listen above to hear what kind of impact these retaliatory tariffs might have on the U.S., why George says the tariffs will "hurt both sides," and how the international bridge between Michigan and Canada fits into the countries' trad relationship.

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