Trump may be targeting German automakers with new import tax

Either someone’s off his meds, or he’s found Roseanne’s stash of Ambien. CNBC reports:

Citing several unnamed U.S. and European diplomats, the weekly business magazine reported that Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron last month he would maintain his trade policy with the aim of stopping Mercedes-Benz models from driving down Fifth Avenue in New York. The report didn’t give any further details on what polices would be used to effectively ban the premium carmakers.

The report comes less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Commerce launched an investigation into automobile imports to determine whether they “threaten to impair the national security” of the U.S. That could lead to tariffs of up to 25 percent on the same “national security” grounds used to impose metal imports charges in March.

Do you want to tell him that Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen all have plants in the U.S., or should I?

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