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EU-US: the tweet war rages on

(B2) Between Europeans and American President Trump, the tweet war rages. Arriving at the G7 in Charlevoix, Quebec (Canada), it was French President Emmanuel Macron who initiated hostilities.

« The trade war is not good for anyone, starting with American workers! Let's renovate the global trade framework. But let's respect the rules of the collective game “, he says on twitter.

Before adding “ Maybe the American President doesn't mind being isolated, but we also don't mind being 6 if necessary ».

Donald Trump, who was surprised in the game where he is usually a precursor, then unleashed the heavy artillery, attacking the Europeans and the Canadians in turn: “ Tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging massive tariffs to the United States and creating non-monetary barriers. The EU's trade surplus with the United States is $151 billion, and Canada is keeping our farmers and others out of it. »

And to add: " Why have the European Union and Canada only informed the public that for years they have been using massive trade tariffs and non-monetary trade barriers against the United States. [It’s] totally unfair to our farmers, our workers and our businesses. Knock down your tariffs and barriers or we will do more than answer you! »

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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