THIS result is what Donald Trump’s Foreign power doctrine is ALL about….
His way of doing things is to beat you to a pulp in public until you move for him….
He does it to try to control his political party…He uses it on friendly countries….
The German Chancellor just got a political scare on the subject of immigration….
She is proposing to bent to compromise and stay in the countries leadership….But she is looking for support form other countries before doing anything…
It appears that she is seeking to cool down the tension with Trump, who she will meet face too face in a week at a NATO conference …
This WILL play well for Trump politically, even if the final agreement is much of nothing….
Trump …..As the last Republican Bush II, believes that America must dominate other countries…..
President Obama sought to lead, but with soft power that helped those leaders he deal with….
Trump could care less…
Reuters reported that Merkel said tariff negotiations are ongoing, and that any changes would require full European support.
“I would be ready to support negotiations on reducing tariffs, but we would not be able to do this only with the U.S.,” Merkel said.
The German chancellor noted that World Trade Organization rules require that if the EU reduced tariffs on U.S. car imports, it would need to implement similar reductions for other countries.
Merkel’s openness to renegotiated tariffs come as Trump has implemented steep levies on imports from China, Canada, Mexico and the EU, sparking concerns of a looming global trade war.
After laying out an initial round of steel and aluminum tariffs, Trump threatened to place a 20 percent tax on all European cars entering the United States.
Many bipartisan U.S. lawmakers and international leaders have voiced concerns with Trump’s trade policies, saying tariffs on foreign goods will ultimately hurt U.S. workers. Canada, the European Union and other allies have vowed to implement retaliatory tariffs….