U-S/Canada Trade War - Congressman Chris Collins


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We're live now with congressman Chris Collins this morning. On the WB and limelight talking about date brewing trade war between the US and Canada and Chris what concerns do you have over this. Hello good morning Susan actually. Frankly I Canada has been blocking our dairy industries would chip in any milk products. In the Canada you know for forever. Higher dairy farmers are suffering mightily right now. Outselling note below their cost production and then here we are on the border with Canada. And they're not only blocking us from shipping any milk products and the candidate but they intact or dumping. Powdered milk around the world. So HE. Trump has caught him in that trump is calling them out on that good for him good for Western New York city's doing that. And while we've had we have good relations with Canada we on the of that. You know they got caught cheating. And I trumps not gonna put up for that anymore than he will with other countries. So our president and standing with America and make America great to put America first. Is demanding that they open bear market from both products. Just like we opened our market for all of their products. So. Maybe when we call it a trade war it would be self inflicted trade war I Canada in you know what they're back and we in a trade war with the United States. Trump knows. I think anyone with half a brain knows that they can't live a trade war so they just need to get their act together. Up a 100% tariffs on dairy products. Open air market like ours has opened it airs and everything will be fine. In the dairy is something that could serve brought up a lot and I'm wondering if there might have been though a better way. To go about addressing that issue because instead of you know such a public spat in war of words that's kind of resulted. Over the last a couple months of talks between the two. What are your thumb their nose at us Brian you know they picked it brought up at every point I brought it up with with are secretary commerce. I brought it up for the administration and others have and they are just very smog. In thumbing their nose at us and saying I can't tell us what we're gonna do I have a nice day well that about trump operates in May be hope I'm operated. You know. Saying voters it's a small country. We'll just let him get away with that said Adam trumpet that as the president of the United States elected. Certainly in my district but I just found. Large majority. You know Trudeau better just stop cheating. It's as simple is that in the think that. No he can he can win a war worked with our president is just not gonna happen. You know at a time when we're negotiating NAFTA. Does this put us in a better position. What Matt says shouldn't we shouldn't happen after. We should any bilateral trade agreement with Canada. We should any bilateral trade agreement would Mexico. Canada and Mexico have absolutely nothing in common with each other other than one on our northern border ones on our southern border Enders know. Nothing the same between the northern border in the southern border. The fact that there is 83. Country. NAFTA deal never made any sense to begin what the minute you put. 83 country in you just kind of muddy the water and you end up with a weaker deal that you would if we just focused. But trade deal with Canada. You know there wage rates but you know they see their lifestyle. Except threat is very much like ours. Verses Mexico where they pay three bucks an hour. In wages and in many of our manufacturing jobs have moved to Mexico. We need a completely different tree deal in Mexico so. You're an effort should stay in place while we negotiated new bilateral agreement at a one with Mexico and then NAFTA goes away. And we just simply have. Two separate deal. At focusing on Canada what does all this actually mean for the American worker in your mind. Well that this spat that we're having over very. If we correct then all of a sudden are scary folks. Can start making. Have have. You know product going up in the candidate to take our oversupply. And provide lower prices in Canada. The Canadians just don't want that they wanna protect their dairy industry and prevent any imports from coming into their country. Well that is not. Free trade. That is not fair trade and you know trumps not gonna let him continue to do that in good treat him good for Western New York. Do you see it. Trudeau coming around or word you see this going. Well you know. I don't know the prime minister. He he'll immediately bit smug just used and edited. You know thinking he can win some kind of war of words. He's not gonna win a trade war with the United States of America. And you know but he's trying to protect the very industry that's what this is all about and I don't believe it's gonna work. For him. Congressman we appreciate the time this morning that's congressman Chris Collins joining us. On the eight trade spat between the US and Canada.