The Republican says he threatened to impose 100% tariffs on French wine if Macron did not remove taxes on American companies.
During a rally in Iowa, former US President Donald Trump claimed that French President Emmanuel Macron caved in to his threats when confronted over trade tariffs.
In his speech, the Republican referred to an alleged phone call between the two leaders, while he was still in the White House, in which he threatened to impose 100% tariffs on French wine if Macron did not remove the 25% tax on North American companies. Doing business in Mexico. His speech came during one of his election campaign events on January 5.
Appeal to Macron “Really nice guy” Trump, imitating his French accent, said he asked the president to do so “Revoke consent” From the tax. “If you do not cancel, a 100% customs duty will be imposed on all wine and champagne shipped to the United States starting tonight.”He said.
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In his speech in Mason City before the opening of the first Republican caucus in Iowa, Trump also stated that his rival in the presidential election, Joe Biden, would not do the same thing if he were in this position.
“Do you think Joe Biden can do the same thing? He doesn't even know what's going on. Dude, he can't. I'm speaking”He said.
The Republican also mocked Biden's speeches and again spoke of the Democrat's supposed mental confusion, questioning his readiness to lead the country if re-elected. “I saw that night that he couldn't find the stairs to get off the stage.”He said.
“He finishes his speech, which usually does not last more than 3 minutes because the effect of the medicine wears off after 3 minutes.”He finished.
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