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Trump sends warning shot to Merkel: “That’s the big one” tariffs on cars (Video)

A car crash for Germany.

US President Donald Trump is threatening the EU with 20% tariffs on European cars in what would amount to a major escalation in a developing trade war.

Trump’s auto tariff threat comes after the European Union retaliates to US steel and aluminum tariffs.

POTUS Trump issued the warning on Friday as the EU imposed tariffs on a wide range of US goods ranging from Bourbon whiskey to motorcycles and playing cards.

The EU imposed the “rebalancing” charges in response to Trump’s 20% tariffs on European steel and aluminum.

Trump doubled down on his auto tariff threat in an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo…

“They send a Mercedes in, we can’t send our cars in…But we don’t protect ours and they protect theirs.”

Trump said in a statement posted on twitter…

“Based on the tariffs and trade barriers long placed on the US and it great companies and workers by the European Union, if these tariffs and barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20 per cent tariff on all of their cars coming into the US. Build them here!”

Here is Trump turning the screws on Merkel and her Brussels technocrat peers, as an automobile tariff for German cars, exported into the US, has the potential of crashing the German economic machine.

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September 5, 2018

the germans could tell the moron in the white house thy will close all the factories in the US

Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes
Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes
September 5, 2018

Germany is a vassal of the US until 2099 and has been used as a state sized privately owned factory by them since WW2

September 5, 2018

Not only on Cars but increase their spending FOR THEIR OWN DEFENSE up to 20%…WTF should the US pay to protect them and they want to rob us in trade as well.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
Rastislav Veľká Morava
September 5, 2018

With these actions, it appears Trump is destroying globalism, which is a long term big plus for the world.
I don’t believe that China or the EU will ever realize their aspirations to be the new Globalist King-makers.

Thus far China is adept at riding hard working Russian coattails, with minimum commitment.

September 5, 2018

The C class Mercedes is built in the US and the Sprinters are assembled in the US I believe or at least they used to be when Mercedes was still affiliated with Chrysler Corp.
The statement that Germany protects their vehicle industry and the US does not is not accurate .As usual ,from the mouth of Trump.

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