Trump talks up ‘special relationship’ with a macron, to beat hours after the threat of duties on French wine

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President Trump says that his relationship with the French President, is still good; John Roberts reports from Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France.

President Trump on Saturday sought to smooth over his prickly relationship with the French President, Emmanuel Macron, as he came in France for the G-7 summit, told reporters that he loves French wine, hours to slap tariffs looming on the export.

“I love French wine,” the President told reporters sitting opposite Macron for a lunch after his arrival in Biarritz.


“We actually have a lot in common, Emmanuel and I,” he said. “We have been friends for a long time and every once in a while, we go on them just a bit, not much, but we understand us very well, we have a good relationship, I think I can say, a special relationship.”

To impose hours earlier, before she had to jet off to Washington, Trump, tariffs threatened on French wine, France ‘ s digital services, tax, beating U.S. technology companies.

Trump said that while he was not a “big fan” of tech companies, “these are great American companies, and frankly, I don’t want France to go out, and the taxation of our company.”

“And if you do, we will be taxed, your wine or anything else to do,” he said. “We are taxing your wine as you’ve never seen before.”

U. S President Donald Trump is sitting for lunch with the French President, Emmanuel Macron, right, at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, southwestern France, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Efforts to save, consensus in the group of Seven rich democracies on the economy, trade and the environment were fraying at the edges, even as the leader of the arrival were in front of their three-day summit in the South of France.

Trump’s relationship with Macron has yo-yo’d dramatically. In April of last year, the relationship hits a peak when the French Prime Minister in Washington have been holding hands with the man he called “cher ” Donald” and even had the American President, the dandruff from his shoulder brush.

But the relationship is clouded with Macron increasingly critical of his American allies. According to Macron suggested the establishment of a European army to protect itself from China, Russia and the United States Trump Macron, the values for its low approval responded by hit – and suggesting that the US wine is on par with French grapes.

Trump is a leader in front of a tricky summit of the G-7 and is expected to promote a pro-growth message and talk about what he has done, which is a reduction of the taxation and regulation at home. Trump will insist that the countries for the reform of the world trade organization (WTO), because he believes that China has been pushing the gaming system, and that the countries have to back against you.

Trump came on Air Force One after changing planes in Bordeaux, on account of the shorter runway in Biarritz. His motorcade, passed through the barricaded streets on his way from the hard-to-secured summit Website, as some residents watched from the window overhead.


Managers are faced with the prospect of a global economic downturn in the midst of an escalating trade war between the US and China. The United States has said, impose it plans to, the 10 percent duties on $ 300 billion of Chinese goods in two steps, on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15. China reacted on Friday with the new rates to $75 billion in U.S. products in retaliation, the deepening threatens a conflict about trade and technology, to overturn a slowdown in the world economy is in a recession.

On Friday night, Trump said, the products come from China, which were scheduled to be hit with a 10 percent tariff on Sept are. 1 now, against a 15 percent tariff. Trump also said, goods and products, which are currently taxed taxed at a rate of 25 percent, 30 percent as of Oct. 1


Trump also US company ordered to look for alternatives other than in China with which to do business.

“Our country has lost, stupid, trillions of dollars with China for many years”, he tweeted. “You have stolen our Intellectual property in the amount of hundreds of billions of dollars per year, and you want to continue. I’m not going to let that happen!”

In addition to the economy, Trump said he wants to make sure you speak with other leaders about, that Iran not have access to nuclear weapons. Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal last year – to the leaders of a movement opposed to the European market.

Trump is used to gatherings of the leaders of the world, the often frosty events as he pushes his “America First” vision abroad. He has feuded not only Macron in the past, but also the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel – both in attendance at the summit. Last year at the summit, the US’s signature from the Declaration of principles that had been agreed by all seven Nations withdrew.


On Saturday, he is likely to get at least a warm welcome from the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The couple have spoken warmly about each other and share similar visions on the subject of Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Trump has planned individual meetings with several leaders, including Macron, Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra modi.

Fox News’ John Roberts, Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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