French President Changes Tone After Meeting With President Trump

By 1600 Staff

French President Emmanuel Macron had some tough words for President Trump this week, as the topic of trade caused our European allies to bristle. The French president threatened to exclude the United States from G7 agreements.

While the issues of Iran and the Paris Climate Agreement represent disagreements, the root cause of the tension is trade. President Trump is responding to foreign tariffs, a longstanding issue, with American tariffs on European and Canadian goods.

In spite of the French President’s tough talk, he seems to have walked it back after meeting with President Trump on Friday at the G7 meeting. The two appear to be getting along well after some contentious tweeting this week. As of this writing, it isn’t clear if the reached a middle ground on trade, but Europe and Canada are supportive of American policy in North Korea, and are publicly supporting the president’s upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Given how quickly the French leader changed his tone, it seems that President Trump’s approach is working.

RELATED: Why President Trump Is Standing Up To Allies On Trade

 

 

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elgavilansegoviano
elgavilansegoviano
2 years ago

…..The time of the Golden egg laying Goose are over for this 6 countries!!,…they either Trade Fair!,….or Trade with Tariffs!!,.,….It is that simple!!,….

Phil N
Phil N
2 years ago

I wouldn’t mind a G-6 without the US. Why waste time and money on this useless photo op which accomplishes nothing. Of course Japan would probably not go along, so it might be a G-5. Then the UK which is exiting the EU is in no position to offend the US so it might be a G-4. Then Italy seems to have gone populist so they can’t be relied on, so it might be a G-3. Canada is in no position to separate itself from the US, so it might be a G-2. That leaves two EU countries which makes no sense.

Anthony Panzica
2 years ago

F**k the French and all the European countries. We need a trade war. We support everyone and then subsidize Europe so they will always have our money and we will go broke.

Joe Finney
Joe Finney
2 years ago

The French are quick to surrender.

bouboulina
2 years ago

Macron = French-fried weasel & hypocrite.

James Higginbotham
2 years ago

our President KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING, this is his CUP OF TEA AND HIS STOCK IN TRADE, MAKING DEALS.

Bill Cash
2 years ago

Everyone involved in the G7 is fully aware of the past inequity in across the board trade between the U S and some nations. It appears to come from the fact that the U S has made effort to protect the entire world militarily and financially in the past. But we have reached a point where our nation is taking away from our people in order to continue these programs. Social security and medicare on the path to collapse, hard manufactured products, automobiles etc now operating in these other nations, our major cities like Detroit turned into slums for the most part demands that the U S take charge of it’s own in order to maintain the nation we once were. It appears that the president is on the right track.

Burton E Carter
Burton E Carter
2 years ago
Reply to  Bill Cash

AMEN, Mr President, America First and Always, God Bless America. However, fuel prices could interfere with the fall elections if not lowered from present prices. There is quite a bit of talk about this in our area.

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

If our trade with these countries is so imbalanced and needs to be changed, why not just put the information out there for the American public to see for themselves. Nothing complex about simple numbers

joe ferrari
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

If you have to see everything before you believe it, maybe you should have been near those Towers on 9/11.

pompey
pompey
2 years ago

Trump knows of the paper tigers that he is dealing with.

Teddy
2 years ago

Finally we have right president we suppose be happy of him: All Americans good citizens; accept stupid democrats leaders. Their never happy if is not democrat leader; because they’re do not care for country; only for money for their pocket. But the people European Union leaders from Germany and French began Bush administration their do every thing to opposed America; that way their make new valuate ” Euro” to put down American dollar , but this two country Germany and French cooking by them self. Their have more problems with economy then America. That way Mr. President Trump he is very smart he knows what he doing. But you communism leaders pseudo democratic if you make problems for Mr. President Trump you suppose be punish go to JAIL because you barking dogs you’re suppose be help to him to be better do for country; not for you self play for money using terrorist politico agency George Soros and Tom Steyer . You’re gov. employees You’re not Boss!!! President is you BOSS ! !! if you opposed to President, you suppose be fire from job right way or go to jail, if something is bad for country or American people. This is truth but you do not like truth democrats barking dogs nothing from them works.

Richard D. Wyatt
Richard D. Wyatt
2 months ago

This IS my President !