Skip to comments.Trump wants to push German carmakers out of U.S. - German magazine....
Posted on 05/31/2018 10:42:54 AM PDT by caww
German magazine Wirtschaftswoche said U.S. President Donald Trump aimed to push German carmakers out of the United States, and that he told French President Emmanuel Macron he wanted to stop Mercedes-Benz from cruising through New York.
German carmakers control 90 percent of the U.S. premium auto market, with BMW owning the Rolls-Royce and BMW brands while Daimler has Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen controls Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Audi.
The Trump administration has opened a trade investigation into whether vehicle imports have damaged the U.S. auto industry.
Citing several unnamed European and U.S. diplomats, the magazine said on Thursday that he told Macron in April he would stick to his trade policy for long enough until no Mercedes-Benz models were rolling down New Yorks Fifth Avenue.
Within the EU, Germany is the biggest exporter of cars to the United States.EU passenger car imports from the United States were worth 6.2 billion euros (5.5 billion pounds) last year, while the blocs U.S. exports topped 37 billion euros, according to Brussels-based industry association ACEA.
German automakers assembled 804,000 cars in U.S. plants last year but exported another 657,000 to North America from Germany, according to the VDA industry association.
Berlin has also reacted angrily to a U.S. vehicle imports investigation, which could lead to tariffs of up to 25 percent
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I beat it. Just bought a new MB 2 months ago. So there! Lol
Nice! Merlins can be “cold blooded!”
The guy in the right seat is a long-time friend.
I don’t know where you are, but if you are ever in Salinas, CA go to CalPacific Airmotive at the Salinas Airport and get them to show you around. The own the STC for most of the P-51 models, and have a ten-year backlog to do restorations and modifications (they also hold the STC for several of the two-seat conversions. They did Jack Roushes “B, (”Old Crow”) model, and Roush has a shop in MI that does Merlins for them. My son is an A&P and he says that their work is impeccable. They told us that they have yet to build a P-51 from scratch, but they have all the tooling to make a completely new airframe.
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I concur. I seriously doubt the veracity of this story.
I live in Alabama, which is one of the most Pro-Trump states. Mercedes Benz is a major employer and investor.
There is a huge Mercedes plant located outside of Tuscaloosa which employs thousands, including one of my close relatives. They are extremely important to the Alabama economy.
Even Coach Nick Saban, the Alabama Crimson Tide Football Coach owns a couple of large Mercedes dealerships in the state.
I seriously doubt that President Trump would do something that would seriously anger or hurt his loyal base.
So, no more Trabants or Wartburgs?
“When I saw those P-51’s over Berlin I knew the jig was up’’.- Hermann Goering.
I call BS to this fake news article. Trump never said he’d push foreign owned companies out of the US.
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