Sarah Sanders warns Trump is after Canada: 'We’ve been very nice to Canada for many years, they’ve taken advantage'
Sarah Sanders (CNN/screen grab)

During the Monday press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders warned that Canada should gear up for a financial battle with the United States.

“We’ve been very nice to Canada for many years, and they’ve taken advantage of that,” Sanders said. "Particularly taking advantage of our farmers and at the G7."

She noted that President Donald Trump "proposed that they get rid of all tariffs and drop all barriers and have really great trade and they refused that. And escalating tariffs against the United States does nothing to help Canada."

Sanders said that the tactic has only hurt American workers.

"The president is working to fix the broken system and he’ll continue pushing for that," she said.

It is frequently joked that Canada has a reputation of being overly polite and apologetic.

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said during a June 2018 Fox News interview, "There is a special place in hell for Justin Trudeau.”

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