Canadians have started a boycott against U.S. products and travel to America.
The country has begun a pocketbook diplomacy in defense of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who remains in a trade war of words with President Trump. Canadians are now boycotting American-made goods and canceling vacations to the United States, according to a report.
It’s reported that Canadian shoppers have stopped purchasing Kentucky bourbon, California wine, and Florida oranges, and are also avoiding American companies like Starbucks, Walmart and McDonald’s, Canadian network CTV News reported on Wednesday.
Twitter hashtags #BuyCanadian, #BoycottUSProducts and #BoycottUSA have started spreading as outrage over Trump’s trade tariffs increases.
An Ottawa man tweeted a “Trump-free grocery cart” full of products from Canada or from “countries with strong leadership.”
Other travelers said they would be staying up north this summer instead of booking trips to the US.
“F –k you Trump. We just booked a $3,000 vacation to beautiful British Columbia. Happy anniversary to us. #Canadastrong #BuyCanadian #F***Tariffs,” tweeted Supreme Leader Lyna.
Another Twitter user called on “Patriotic Americans” to start traveling to Canada and increase their purchases of Canadian-made goods.
Trudeau acknowledged the support of individual Canadians during an event at Parliament earlier this week.
“There’s a bit of a patriotic boost going on these past few days,” he said.
The boycott comes amid a tariff war between Trump and Trudeau after the president said he would impose penalties on steel and aluminum imports last week. Things escalated over the weekend at the G7 meeting of economic powers in Quebec when Trudeau said in a news conference that Canada would not be “pushed around” by the US and called the tariffs “insulting.”
Trump took to Twitter to call Trudeau “very dishonest & weak.”
Take a look at Trump and Trudeau below.