Canada continues to fight back against U.S. tariffs, but people on the U.S. side of the border see a double standard when it comes to media coverage.
In responses to the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and other countries, Canada has slapped a tax of 10 percent on more than 80 American products, including coffee beans, strawberry jam, maple syrup, and toffee. The move comes as some Canadians are boycotting the U.S. and its products.
"Hashtags such as #BoycottUSA, #BuyCanadian and #VacationCanada – and their French equivalents in the bilingual nation – are bubbling among patriotic Canadians," reported USA Today on June 18.
So why are those who are backing Canadian-made products considered "patriots" and Americans wanting to help U.S. goods and workers are bad?
"It's amazing that a president, under the banner of 'America First' and trying to advance the interest of his nation, is considered bad by the overwhelming majority of the American media and as much of the American people as it is," says Seton Motley of Less Government. "It's stunningly stupid to me."
Motley admits he's no fan of tariffs, adding that he thinks there's a better way. Still, he gives kudos to President Trump for acknowledging the problems with America's trade agreements.
"The trade situation currently stinks," he offers. "And since [Trump is] the only one who identified it and he's the only one trying to fix it, I'm going to stick with him."