Michael Ruffolo: President Trump, yesterday, made a statement that Canadians are crossing the border going into America, buying shoes, putting them on, scuffing them up, and then walking across the border. And not paying taxes I guess…
How do you feel about things like that? How do you feel about that statement?
Sue Plum: He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Ray Plum: It sounds like something Trump would do.
Ruffolo: Does it make sense?
Sue: No! Nothing he does makes sense.
Ruffolo: Where are you guys coming from?
Sue: We’ve been on a cruise ship for 7 days, we toured Alaska previous to that. And we’re from New England Connecticut. Connecticut. New England, U.S.A.
Ruffolo: Do you feel like Canada is an economic threat to America with all of its purchasing power?
Sue: Absolutely not.
Ruffolo: Even we’re buying up all of your sneakers?
Sue: No. We want you to buy our sneakers.
Ruffolo: Oh, you want us to buy your sneakers?
Ruffolo: Do you believe that Canadians are a threat to the American shoe industry?
Ruffolo: So are you guys doing some shopping here, I guess?
Sue: We’re just looking around.
Ruffolo: Have you been to the giant open air black market on Robson Square, they have dozens of Nikes that have been previously scuffed up?
Ray: No, not yet.
Ruffolo: We don’t have one, that wasn’t true.
Ruffolo: Were you aware that the word “sneaker” actually refers to Canadians that sneak shoes across the border?