President Trump took his characteristically tough talk on trade to Brussels, complaining “bitterly,” according to Spiegel, about the country of Germany’s trade surplus with America.
“The Germans are bad, very bad,” Trump said of Germany’s trade policies.
“Look at the millions of cars they sell in the U.S. It’s horrible. And we’ll stop that,” the president said.
! Trump tells EU leaders: “The Germans are bad, very bad”, will “stop” German car sales to US https://t.co/IR5khYeFvp
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) May 25, 2017
President Trump was in Brussels Thursday, speaking at NATO’s headquarters and chastising other NATO allies for not paying their “fair share” of the organization’s budget.
His comments on German trade policy came during a meeting with European Union officials, Spiegel reported.
German-manufactured cars sold in the U.S. include Audi, BMW, Ford-Werke GmbH, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porshe, Volkswagen, and A-C.
Impeding German car imports through tariffs would raise the price of these very popular car brands on American consumers.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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