President Donald Trump unexpectedly called out Canada on Thursday over the impact of their agricultural policy on American farmers.
“I want to end and add by saying that Canada — what they’ve done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace. It’s a disgrace,” Trump bluntly stated during a ceremony in the Oval Office.
The President noted that he “spent time with some of the farmers in Wisconsin — and as you know, rules, regulations, different things, have changed; and our farmers in Wisconsin and New York State are being put out of business — our dairy farmers.”
Trump continued by contending, “The fact is, NAFTA — whether it’s Mexico or Canada — is a disaster for our country. It’s a disaster. It’s a trading disaster.”
The billionaire added that “we can’t let Canada or anybody else take advantage, and do what they do to our workers and to our farmers.”
Trump later announced that “we’re going to have to get to the negotiating table with Canada very, very quickly…this is another NAFTA disaster, and we’re not going to let it continue onward.”