Trump Rejects EU Offer For Zero Tariffs, Claims The Union Is Like China, Only Smaller

President Donald Trump has openly dismissed an offer from the European Unio for zero tariffs on cars during an interview, stating that the proposal isn’t “good enough”.

Trump’s response came after Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said that the EU would be “willing to bring down even our car tariffs to zero, all tariffs to zero, if the U.S. does the same.”

During an interview with Bloomberg, Trump compared the European Union to China, saying that the EU “is almost as bad as China, just smaller”.

Last month, the U.S. President met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the White House, with the two sides agreeing not to impose new tariffs on each other right now, but negotiate in order to find a solution that would satisfy both sides.

The gap between EU’s 10 percent tariff and the US’s 2.5 percent tariff has been used by Trump as a justification of his plan to impose new duties of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts. Bloomberg points out that Trump’s complaint ignores the existing 25 percent tariff the U.S. applies on light trucks, one of the most profitable segments in the American market.

Even if the zero-percent tariffs on U.S. auto imports go through, they’re expected to do little for Ford (GM has no presence in the region), but they will boost companies like BMW and Mercedes, who export models like the X3 from their U.S. factories to Europe.

 

  • Christian

    Why is he still alive?

    • ME

      Soy Boy, I thought Liberals like you were such caring people, lol

      • Christian

        “he will not divide us”

        • ME

          Knuckle dragger, O’clowna The Chimp, greatly divided the nation.
          “You really have a low IQ”.

          • Christian

            At least i’m not Facist…

          • ME

            Grow up and stop labeling people into groups. I have my own identity.

          • Christian

            You’re a white privilege r acist…

          • ME

            Democrat 101: If someone disagrees the democrat assumes other person is:
            1) White and rich
            2) Racist
            You’re a real jerk off.

          • Christian

            I bet you also think Antifa is a joke too? Them who fight for all colors right!

          • ME

            Does Black Lives Matter fight for all colors?

          • Christian

            #BlackLivesMatter is serious thing, dude… Don’t start the bullying “alllivesmatter my ass..

          • ME

            if all lives don’t matter, I will quote you: “RACIST” -Privileged!!!!!!

          • Silimarina

            “Grow up and stop labeling people into groups. I have my own identity.”Lol, than what is this comment? “Soy Boy, I thought Liberals like you were such caring people, lol” Such a hypocrite

          • ME

            Nobody asked you to join the conversation. A true Libtard shuts down people. Giving you the taste of your own medicine.

          • paulgdeaton

            He is just a sad, name-calling junior-high kid… learning bad words as he goes along…

      • Awroo

        “I have nothing intelligent to say so I’m going to call him a soy boy”

        Cool. Using soy boy unironically is probably the biggest “I’m a pathetic idiot” flag right now

        • ME

          You don’t make any sense. Stop pretending to be a troll.

          • Christian

            i’m taking the piss on you…. I voted for T rump….

          • ME

            You’re a liar…and now a now I will make an Obama Special on your head.

          • Christian

            And you was my dinner! 🙂 You kept feeding me, yurm!

          • ME

            Stop eating paint chips.
            At least food looks appetizing(me) before it turns into fecal matter (you).

    • ME

      Shame, so are u!!!

  • europeon

    That EU 10% tariff is only half the story, VAT is also added which is about another 20%. So his planned 25% is justified and fair really.

    • designer_dick

      Your comment would only make sense if EU member states only applied VAT to imports and not to products manufactured within their own borders. A British-built Jaguar, Land Rover or MINI is subject to the same 20% VAT in the UK as cars imported from anywhere else in the world.

      • europeon

        Oh, you again…

        My comment makes sense because VAT is not applied to EU car exports to the US, dig?

        • bd0007

          Your comment doesn’t make any sense since the VAT applies equally to EU-built or imported vehicles.

          Sales tax rates vary widely in the US depending on state and city/locale.

    • Christian

      dude, what a boring comment…To many numbers..

      • europeon

        How’s that “I’m with her” forehead tattoo healing up?

        • Christian

          Dafuq?

      • ME

        Of course that’s too confusing for you to figure out as your ADHD meds don’t last long.

    • mihsf

      What about the US tariffs on imported vans and pick-ups?

    • pxsupply

      Most states in the US have sales tax that is added on cars and trucks here.

  • Christian

    what you on about? Here in Sweden its been better than ever..finally we share same restrooms and gender dosen’t matter… I mean, we’re all the same, as a human being.. Thank god for open boders, so we can help others who are fleeing from those countries in war (Thanks T rump) I hope that more immigrants comes to europe and get’s shelter. :)It warms my hart…

    • Mr. EP9

      I see you’ve upped your game. Well done.

      • Christian

        Thanks bra 🙂

    • ME

      Sweden has become the rape capital of the world, due to migrant men from such “loving Countries”. Spend a night in lovely Mamo Sweden.

      • Perry F. Bruns

        Yeah, the high tariffs will fix that right up, Captain Irrelevant.

        • ME

          It’s another failure of the EU, Captain Soy Boy.

      • Philip George

        ‘Been to Malmo recently and walked around with mates at night. Didn’t see anyone being raped. Young girls and women walked freely, safely and there didn’t seem to be danger. Sure there has been rape by migrants but the way guys like you over-blow the topic actually had me thinking I was going to catch rapists jumping on women on the streets of Malmo without fear or care. Rape is actually a real issue in places like in India and Pakistan where women, young girls, and even children suffer real abuse on a daily basis with no help for them so its a bit shameful of you to try to spin some political fear-mongering ideology about rape in Sweden when people in other parts of the world are actually having to deal with it and really suffer from it.

        • ME

          I think you went there 30 years ago.

    • Harry_Wild

      From my readings, more immigrants are coming from Africa now then Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey. The number are the same as 2017 in the EU but Sweden is trying to halt the influx until after the elections. If the female leadership stays in power, more will be heading to Sweden too!

      • Christian

        I know! That is why I gonna vote for the “feministisktinitiativ” party this year!

  • Six_Tymes

    Hes not wrong on this

  • EU is the biggest economy in the world, and Russia is not Europe.

    • ME

      Dont believe the hype

  • ME

    EU has become a Sh*t hole.

    • Silimarina

      It has a long way to go to reach the sh*t hole level that is US now. 1 in 4 americans refuse medical care because they can’t afford it.What a shithole!

      • ME

        Wrong, the streets in France smell like urine. So far downtown NYC doesn’t smell that way. What’s so affordable the Obama care, the liar said you’ll keep your own doctor, yeah right. Lie. And your buddy Clinton only stole a few hundred million from Haiti, it’s an even worse Shi* hole now.

        Why is it that every democratic city has the worse gun murders as compared to Republican ones? They seem to love keep the black person repressed and to live off the system so they can con’t voting democrat.

    • Dude

      You’re clearly the expert on the EU

      • ME

        Scroll down the page to the Youtube video. #FactsMatter.

        • Dude

          Lmao. You say that and you share a video from that idiot? Facts do matter but apparently not to worthless morons like you. Keep spewing trash about the EU when all of your “knowledge” on it comes from bad propaganda. I’ll just laugh.

          • ME

            Awww…the Dude (soyboy) got trigger because it’s not from CNN or other BS networks. The EU Is a dump. And I’ll laugh too.

          • Dude

            Yep, this soyboy really “got trigger”. That’s totally not the the whine of every idiot who gets called for saying something stupid. /s

            Lol. Keep dancing monkey.

          • ME

            At least a monkey has balls. Your ball sack has been depleted due to soy.

            Go to your Starbucks and order another $8 Soy Milk Latte, hahaah.

          • Dude

            So you’re stupid and proud of it? Uh, ok. That was pretty clear from the start but thanks for the reaffirmation. That doesn’t make you any less pathetic you know. Not that I’d expect anything more from someone scared of soy.

          • ME

            Monkey’s are not stupid, that’s you’re assumption. It’s ‘beings’ like you who quickly evolved into a highly estrogen substance as Soy Milk. You are less a man then the generation before you.

          • Dude

            Holy shit you fully accept having the intelligence of a monkey and defend yourself by saying that monkeys are actually smart? They’re smarter than the average animal but they can barely understand numbers. That’s really how you want to represent your mental capacity? Odd, but again, unsurprising. GGez my dude. Have fun with that fragile masculinity while you cry about soy.

          • ME

            As I said before I rather be a monkey than a democratic estrogen driven soy boy. As I said before the soy-boy estrogen driven is below the monkey. For some reason you don’t understand that. So can you’re below monkey intelligence.

      • ME

        And you’re an expert on BSing.

    • paulgdeaton

      Then stay in Russia with the rest of the trolls…

  • Karma

    Karma… Trump is treating the EU as the EU treat the UK on Brexit..!

    Good for Trump I say! Karma rules ok!

  • John S.

    Come on guys, misleading headline, again. You left out key words, like, “on cars”!

  • Philip George

    He’s still going to lose out and the USA will collapse economically.

  • ME

    It was OK for Clinton to stick a cigar in a 17 yr old in the White House?
    It was Ok for his wife to laugh at a rapist?

    • Christian

      As he said…. “I did not have S e x with that women”! I can’t wait for 2020! Oprah gonna be our first female president. :=

      • ME

        Stop the BS! He used a cigar in the oval office.
        Oprah is not a female. Selma Hayek is a female.

  • ME

    Mr. MIT, the link still doesn’t show the mayor for those cities. They are all democratic.
    And as far as Paris, go to youtube and search “Paul Joseph Watson Paris”.

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