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Trump Accuses Canadian Citizens Of Sneaking Into US To ‘Smuggle’ Shoes In Lie-Filled Speech

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Trump Accuses Canadian Citizens Of Sneaking Into US To ‘Smuggle’ Shoes In Lie-Filled Speech





President Trump on Tuesday accused Canadian citizens of crossing the border into the U.S. in order to buy shoes and “smuggle” them back into their country to avoid steep tariffs.

“People living in Canada are coming to the United States and smuggling things back into Canada because the tariffs are so massive,” Trump told the National Federation of Independent Businesses during a summit. “The tariffs to get common items back into Canada are so high, that they have to smuggle them in.

“They buy shoes and then they wear them. They scuff them up. They make them sound old or look old,” the president said.

“No, we’re treated horribly,” he added.

Huffpost Canada notes:

The duties and taxes Canadians pay at the border on imported goods are actually collected on behalf the government of Canada after U.S. businesses have made their cash.

According to the Canadian Border Services Agency, Canadians who visit the U.S. for at least 24 hours qualify for an exemption on taxes and duties up to $200. That exemption jumps to $800 if you stay for at least 48 hours.





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