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Trump reportedly poised to ban German luxury carmakers in the US

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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 07:49 AM
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It sounds like Trump spouting more of his uninformed tripe.

I wouldn't worry too much about it.

-dex




posted on May, 31 2018 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

I think it's time to panic.
This is the end times that was foretold in a fortune cookie I bought at a gas station once.


Or it might be just a negotiation process and everyone is losing their poop over it.



But I'd go with end times.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

I would speculate that those 'reports' are designed to increase the internal pressure on Merkel from those auto-making giants.

I still suspect Merkel is playing for the leadership role of the EU with Macron.Macron has swung a bit to the right, aligned/befriended Trump. Merkel counters wih befriending Putin.


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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:06 AM
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originally posted by: Southern Guardian
a reply to: Mach2


Does the EU place tariffs on US made autos?


No.


Yes they do.

10 % tax TARIFF
AND
19% VAT

TOTAL 29% for Germany

US military are exempt
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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:24 AM
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Not sure it would work.....

Firstly, Germans build cars in the USA for domestic and export.

Secondly, there are NO USA cars sold in Europe, other than the Ford Mustang.
Chevrolet sold its Opel division to PSA (the French), and GM pulled out of Europe, Japan, Asia, and Africa.
Ford only have a small Ford Europe division now, and they are reported to be thinking of selling it.....
Chrysler no longer sell any American/Canadian cars/trucks/anything in Europe, Asia, Africa etc, tho some Jeeps are still sold Worldwide, that's about it. Like, there are more Jeeps sold in one month in the US, than All the rest of the World sells in a year.

Unfortunately, all the US auto Businesses are going backwards and retreating to the Americas and China....that's it!
Sad really. the US has lost its Mojo.
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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: Southern Guardian

Well I hope he gives us a break in the UK and only picks on Germany, or France, because well, French lol
Britain is hoping to trade direct with the US after Brexit so I'm all for friendly relations.


You actually believe this bollocks? More fake news.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

Lol, I never know what to believe these days, I just comment for the sake of conversation and take the thread premise as it is.

edit on 31-5-2018 by CornishCeltGuy because: typo



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I know mate. The nameless sources are usually a good indication.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Time to call lawyers and get affairs in order and make final arrangements !!

😲



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley
It sounds like Trump spouting more of his uninformed tripe.

I wouldn't worry too much about it.

-dex


Uninformed? He's the President of the United States. Lol, you guys never get old.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:46 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: DBCowboy

Time to call lawyers and get affairs in order and make final arrangements !!

😲


I've already started to get drunk in preparations. . . .



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:46 AM
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What does he have against Mercedes-Benz now?
He doesn't want t to see them on fifth ave... WTF???



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Deny first research second.
Always.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

I agree with him, too many Mercedes-Benz's on the street. We should send them all to Guantanamo or deport them back to Germany.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Yeah cuz we all want to drive Voxhalls here in the U.S..
We only like the jag for its looks. Though I guess the engine has improved... somewhat...
Maybe...



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

As if...



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:55 AM
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So isn't this just imported cars? I've seen people elsewhere claiming that this is going to screw over people working at the US plants.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I remember the pacer. I dated a guy who drove one. ( briefly)
I felt like a goldfish in a rolling bowl.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Lol @ Vauxhall's

They do a great van, the Vivaro, I think it is superior to the Ford Transit, but personal opinion.
...I was at a store the other day and some rich guy in a brand new Jag was waiting to buy illegal smuggled tobacco from under the counter, I thought what a cheapskate, but then s'pose gotta pay for the Jag somehow lol



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: DieGloke

Ill never part with my Lincoln ( or at least for another five years). Or my Jeep that is twenty years old cuz that old girl has character.
American made cars. I think I owned a Honda for a short time years ago but hubby bought and fixed a lot of cars over the years. My first car was a '72 Ford Gran Torino. I still have the key for it on my key ring. It's worn smooth as silk but you can just make out the Ford logo on it.




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