Listen to Trump’s tale of the Japanese “Bowling Ball Test.” You know — that test Japan uses to keep U.S. cars off the market.
He stated, “They were ready to approve it, and they said, ‘Do, do, we have to do one more test, it’s called the bowling ball test.’ That’s where they take a bowling ball from 20 feet up in the air and drop it on the hood of the car. And if the hood dents, the hood dents, the car doesn’t quality. Guess what? The hood dented a little bit, and they said, ‘Nope this car doesn’t quality.’”
It turns out this particular “test” only exists in a TV commercial for the “Urban Proof” Nissan.
When asked if Trump new this fact, Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated, “Look, the president has been talking about unfair trade practices for decides. It’s not new for him. Part of the reason he was elected was to end unfair trade practices and push for free, fair and reciprocal trade so American goods can compete in more foreign markets. Obviously, he’s joking about this particular test, but it illustrates the creative ways some countries are able to keep American goods out of their markets.”