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Trump just accused Canada of regularly taking advantage of the U.S.

President Donald Trump just slapped Canada with a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum products imported into the United States β€” and he followed it up with a snide remark aimed at Canadians.

Speaking at a campaign speech at a Whirlpool factory in Ohio on Thursday, Trump accused Canada of regularly taking advantage of the United States.

"My administration agreed to lift those tariffs in return for a promise from the Canadian government that its aluminum industry would not flood our country with exports and kill all our aluminum jobs, which is exactly what they did," Trump said.

"Canada was taking advantage of us, as usual."

Naturally, Trump's comment has already spurred a flurry of responses on social media from outraged Canadians.

"Yep, that's us," one Toronto resident wrote. "Nasty grifters and fraudsters."

"Trump treating us like an enemy is getting tiring," another Canadian wrote. "I'm sick of how we are treated by our so-called 'friend' and trading partner."

Even a few Americans chimed in, reassuring Canadians that Trump's comment doesn't reflect how every U.S. citizen feels.

"I hope the next administration will treat Canada with some respect and not like an enemy," one person wrote. "I would love to see my family and friends again who live there."

"If I was the country of Canada I would never open my border again until Biden became president," another person added.

Trump's comment comes just a few weeks after his National Press Secretary J. Hogan Gidley revealed in a live interview that the U.S. President doesn't think Canada is worth visiting.

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