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States That Supported Trump Would Get Hit Hardest in Trade War With Canada

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    Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (R) speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G7 official welcome at Le Manoir Richelieu on June 8, 2018.

    What to Know

    • The tariffs will apply to items such as playing cards, sleeping bags, toilet paper, lawn mowers and ketchup.

    • Trump believes trade relations between the U.S. and Canada are unfair.

    Canada on Friday fired the latest round in a widening trade war sparked by the tough trade stance that helped President Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

    A closer look at state-level trade data, though, may give many of Trump's supporters second thoughts, CNBC reported. The data suggests that several of the states that sent him to the White House are the ones with the most to lose in the battle.

    Trump's decision to slap heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has infuriated allies like Canada, Mexico and the EU.