We have plenty of cheese, whine, and old bags right here is the USA. France can bug off.
Oh my! Wherever will I get parts for my Renault?..............
We are in a post-war world. Countries are a bit like companies. A startup can take big risks and win big. They really don’t have all that much to lose. Meanwhile, large established companies are risk averse because they have a great deal to lose.
We are in an age where western civilization is simply to big and intertwined - like a large company - to ever consider something as risky as all-out war, with bombs and stuff. So nowadays wars are fought with trade, rhetoric, sanctions, etc. And if it ever DOES come to shooting, we find a nice little 3rd world country to use up all those arms against each other and kill two birds with one stone. The other bird being keeping the military industrial complex well fertilized and watered.
So our weapon against Frances actions against our countries is tariffs.
BTW, thanks to their new tax laws, France has lost tens of thousands of millionaires an billionaires. They must be hurting.
Trump says things like that to get his opponents off balance. It helps him with the negotiations that come afterwards.
The media will baptize this a “trade war with France.”
Sacre bleu! I hope Pete Buttigieg stocked up on French maid outfits in his size.
Am I supposed to feel outraged over this? They discriminate against me.
I guess a shot across Air Bus’ bow.
Looks kind of weak to propose this while Trump is going light on the Chicoms.
I hope President Trump doesn't harbor any delusions that these companies will become buddies with him, even if he does them favors. They are backstabbers, just like romney.
Why, exactly are they helping these businesses that openly hate Trump and conspiring to remove him from office?
But they had a press sit-down on FNC today, and seemed to be getting on famously.
Tariffs are a tax and increases the price for US consumers. If the WH wants to hurt France or whatever country, just ban their imports. The US produces plenty of wine and cheese. The only folks who will be put out are snotty restaurateurs.
and yet no gratitude from Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc...
“sparkling wine, French cheese, handbags “
in other words, luxury goods that generally only the wealthy care about ... so those wealthy who obsess over French labels will pay a bit more, while the workers and factory owners in France who make that stuff will suffer ... if the French retaliate, then we’ll retaliate as well, and since the U.S. economy dwarfs the French economy, guess who the ultimate winner will be ...
Axios is Comcast
I love the way Trump negotiates.
France’s Muslim population is the highest of any country in the EU at 8-9% — and growing.
If stuff is grown/manufactured there, it is now most likely done by Muslim hands — as they comprise much of the cheap labor force of France.
Trump’s tariffs will hurt the Muzzies in France and will likely cause problems for Macron from the dark, evil underbelly of their society.
Good luck, Macron, you socialist fool!
Is French ‘whine’ on that list?
Make that a 200% tariff.