"The European Union is possibly as bad as China but smaller."
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 2, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump labeled the European Union as smaller, but possibly as bad as China on trade during an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.
They send a Mercedes in, we can’t send our cars in. Look what they do to our farmers. They don’t want our farm products. Now in all fairness they have their farmers… But we don’t protect ours and they protect theirs,” he said.
Trump had already threatened tariffs on cars imported from the European Union, in response to the EU’s retaliatory tariffs last week on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycle.