President Trump and Emmanuel From France Discuss Tariffs…

Earlier today President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron had a phone call about the pending French digital services tax on U.S. companies, and USTR Lighthizer’s pending $2.4 billion 100% countervailing duty against high-end French products:

WHITE HOUSE – Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Emmanuel Macron of France. The two leaders agreed it is important to complete successful negotiations on the digital services tax, and they also discussed other bilateral issues. (link)

Where “avoid tariff escalation” means Macron just took a knee.  He really has no choice.

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer calculated a $2.4 billion pending tariff, at a rate of 100%, against select high-end French products as a result of France’s desperation for tax revenue and deciding to tax U.S. digital services.

The WTO already handed the U.S. legal authority against the EU for $2.5 billion in annual tariffs as a result of the Boeing case. Legally the EU cannot retaliate.

With Britain leaving the EU; and with Germany, France and Italy already suffering from a lack of investment and shrinking sales of industrial products – the EU economy is a sitting duck for President Trump to target.  There is no-way France can lead the charge in a tariff battle against the United States….  The conversation goes something like this:

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58 Responses to President Trump and Emmanuel From France Discuss Tariffs…

  1. Methinks “Emmanuel” is walking back.

    I put Emmanuel in quotes because Emmanuel literally means “God with us”. Somehow I don’t think “God with us” would marry his mother.

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  2. TAS says:

    That’s my President…..America First!!!

    Liked by 18 people

  3. The President has not even left the USA for Davos yet. They are scrambling to get in line first…..”Please, let’s make a Deal..Mr. President..we can work something out”. Wow.

    Liked by 25 people

  4. Pardon my French!!!
    MF
    Hahahaha

    Liked by 19 people

  5. littleanniefannie says:

    Remake of “Who’s the Boss” starring Donal J. trump and his pack of wolverines! Macron, sacre blue!!, you idiots thought you could strong-arm President Trump. How long have you been in office? For sure, long enough to know a take-down when you’re the victim!! Davis will be fun!!

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  6. Shyster says:

    Macron, what a sniveling little soy boy. Our POTUS probably told him to knock it off or we will tariff France back to the Stone Age. Oh and one more thing, I even hear about you busting on me behind my back again, it won’t be good for you or your country. Your excused!

    Liked by 8 people

    • Mike in a Truck says:

      I dont trust these E.U. turds. Twist the screws, that’s the only thing they understand.

      Liked by 3 people

      • mac says:

        Mike, you’ve got them pegged perfectly. If you haven’t read Tom Wolfe’s “Bonfire of the Vanities” read it sometime. Most of the Euros, including the Brits, unfortunately, are nothing but a bunch of damned grifters. Wolfe starkly exposed them for what they are.

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        • Dutchman says:

          PDJT recently said dealing with EU is actually harder/worse than dealing with China.

          Its hard to say who seeing him knee in the groin gives me more pleasure, China or EU.

          BUT,….I ain’t tired YET, MR. President.

          Liked by 2 people

    • X XYZ says:

      Nah, that’s not Trump’s style. Despite the MSM’s reporting, Trump can be very diplomatic. He probably put it to Macaroon phrased as a suggestion, such as ‘you might want to reconsider your position, as it would not be in your best interest.’.

      Translation, in American lingo: I’M MAKING YOU AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE..

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  7. jeans2nd says:

    Poor Manny. The Yellow Vests were protesting again today and clashing with the police, plus the farmers, the truckers, the attorneys, the…

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  8. Elric VIII says:

    Davos should certainly be interesting. President Trump is about to read the Riot Act to the European Union. He will hurt their feelings and step on their toes, and they dare not anger him with arrogance or talking behind his back. It’s man to man, face to face, toe to toe: Make a deal or take a walk. The looks on their faces should be priceless.

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    • So true Eric.

      Things have really changed from three years ago when so many of these “world leaders” thought they could tell President Trump what he could and could not do.

      In only three short years Pres Trump has shown them that HE not they are in charge of how well our country does economically.

      Like you say they can either make a deal or take a walk, either way we prosper.

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  9. Mike says:

    Brings a tear to my eye.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. noswamp says:

    Macron has to exclude ALL American companies from the Digital Tax or else the REST of France will revolt in the streets. I predict NO TAXES on American companies or individuals.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. Zachary Navarre says:

    Is anyone here able to give a concise explanation of the pension reform that Macron is proposing and why they are causing such unrest and labor strikes?

    I tried to briefly look it up, but my knowledge of their past, current and proposed systems is extremely limited and to get a good grasp on it I feel like I’d need to do a fair bit of research (which I’m more than willing to do, but why bother when you’ve got knowledgeable friends!).

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  12. trialbytruth says:

    My goodness I must loosen my pearl choker

    Trump 2024

    Liked by 3 people

  13. wlbeattie says:

    Oh My Goodness – Not that speech was wonderful!
    I’m still snort ROFL’ing.
    Same message, different messenger!
    [APPLAUSE] [more APPLAUSE]

    Liked by 4 people

  14. MNBV says:

    PDJT usually saves a couple of flash-bangs to “stimulate” any bunch of Euroweenies when he gets them in a group. I expect a satisfying announcement or derisive put down or two, in case they get ideas above their pay scale.
    Excellent.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. NJF says:

    And didn’t I see Trudeau crying about something earlier that “our greatest ally the US isn’t helping us!”

    Can’t find the tweets now. 😒

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Mike says:

    It’s what happen when your the most powerful nation on earth.

    Really too much winning.

    Liked by 1 person

    • cheering4america says:

      We should take some of the credit, President Trump is harnessing the power of us, the US consumers, to make these massive deals. We are the ones giving him this effective negotiating tool. Probably the first US President to realize how powerful our numbers are, and know how to use that in a non- violent way.

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  17. TradeBait says:

    Carrot or stick, Macron? Yeah, we know…

    Winning will never get old. MAGA. Best POTUS ever.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Dr-P says:

    Trump uses BILATERAL negotiations
    – to take advantage of relative US power
    – negotiates from strength

    Liked by 1 person

  19. MVW says:

    ‘Tell us again how well Socialism works in Europe AFTER Tariff and Tax reciprocity is in place and EU weenies pay the same NATO GDP rate.’ US has been competing with both feet tied together and 100 Lb sack of rocks on our shoulders.

    Either a renaissance in government will happen in EU countries of Socialism will leave them destitute. We would need a higher wall.

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