The EU wants clarity of US tariffs. Trump provides clarity, but the EU is not happy with it.
In “frank but fruitless” talks, Trump Provides ‘Clarity’ on EU Tariffs.
Hours after European Union trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said she had “no immediate clarity” on whether the bloc will be let off the hook from planned U.S. tariffs, President Donald Trump laid down his conditions and repeated a threat if they’re not met.
Malmstrom described labeled talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Brussels on Saturday as “frank but fruitless”.
Europe was not exactly pleased with what came next.
Trump Provides Clarity
The European Union, wonderful countries who treat the U.S. very badly on trade, are complaining about the tariffs on Steel & Aluminum. If they drop their horrific barriers & tariffs on U.S. products going in, we will likewise drop ours. Big Deficit. If not, we Tax Cars etc. FAIR!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2018
Trade War Winnable
Meet Cecilia Malmstrom the EU Trade Commissioner. She thinks she can win a Trade War with Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/68AgOtFcWa
— Raj (@kilimandege) March 7, 2018
Pledge to Fight Back
I’ve just posted on my Blog about: EU PLEDGES TO FIGHT BACK ON TRUMP TARIFFS AS TRADE WAR LOOMS. CECILIA MALMSTROM, THE E.U COMMISSIONER FOR TRADE, SAID THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION WOULD BE AT RISK FROM THE U.S TARIFFS. If the American tariffs are put in place, … pic.twitter.com/hlx3k4CgFw
— Osuta Yusuf (@osuta_yusuf) March 7, 2018
Minor Casualties So Far
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom blasted President Trump’s tariff move — citing that bourbon, orange juice, peanut butter, and cranberries would be among the first casualties in a feared “trade war.” https://t.co/AqQIUCTVHM
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 7, 2018