In order for Donald Trump to satisfy his definition of a win, Canada must lose.
The president insists his bottom line when it comes to trade is narrowing the wide gap between U.S. exports and imports. Trump could entice the world to buy more stuff, but he rarely frames the deficit that way. He wants to impede imports, thereby preserving a greater share of the American market for Americans. Trump calls it “fair trade,” a euphemism for managed trade through quotas, tariffs and the like.
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