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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:04 PM

Trump hints at action over French wine tariffs

Source: The Hill

President Trump on Monday suggested he may take action to address what he deems an unfair tariff imbalance on wine imports and exports with France.

The president was defending his use of tariffs against China during an interview with CNBC when he cited other examples where he believes the U.S. is being treated unfairly on trade.

"You know, France charges us a lot for the wine and yet we charge them little for French wine," Trump said.

The president claimed that winemakers in California complained to him that French wine can be imported at little cost, but that they have to pay high duties to export their products into France.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/finance/447745-trump-hints-at-action-over-french-wine-tariffs



Eric Trump owns a winery. Isn't that conflict of interest?

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2019 OP
The Mouth Jun 2019 #1
Brother Buzz Jun 2019 #2
AllTooEasy Jun 2019 #5
Brother Buzz Jun 2019 #6
DesertRat Jun 2019 #7
912gdm Jun 2019 #8
BuddhaGirl Jun 2019 #10
CTyankee Jun 2019 #11
mopinko Jun 2019 #3
SayItLoud Jun 2019 #4
Scarsdale Jun 2019 #9
jmowreader Jun 2019 #12

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:40 PM

1. Tariffs should ALWAYS

be even.

Whatever American products are nailed with, that's what we should do.

Put the ball in the other court: don't want tariffs on your products, drop them on ours.

Fair trade, not free trade.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:36 PM

2. Eric Trump manages the winery that the orange anus owns

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:49 PM

5. I don't care if Dick Cheney owns a winery, I want cheap

French wine. Plus, who is going to buy Trump’s slop in France, or anywhere else, anyway?

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Response to AllTooEasy (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:09 PM

6. I'm a fifth generation California winemaker

We don't have much use for French wines, but I've enjoyed quite over the years.

I won't even address the swill coming out of the Trump winery, but I've read the reviews, and they are hilarious.

If you want cheap, decent wines, take a look at the Chilean wines. Australian wines are good, too, but their prices have crept upwards in recent years.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:05 AM

7. I like Chilean wines

But I mostly buy California wines. Would you mind sharing the name of your winery? Thanks!

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:53 AM

8. I can't ever hear Australian Wine without remembering this

and having a self giggle



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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:56 AM

10. Which winery?

Hubby and I are in the Carneros area pretty regularly. We are members at several wineries in the area, and are light collectors.


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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:54 AM

11. I have had to give up wine and chocolate due to health issues. Alas!

It just doesn't seem fair!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:29 PM

3. and just what are the national security implications

of the french wine balance of trade?
do we have a strategic red wine reserve that is running low or something?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:44 PM

4. They even lied about the size of the vineyard....to get a bigger loan! nt

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Response to SayItLoud (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:10 AM

9. They advertise for

foreign laborers to do the work there, too. Cheaply, of course.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:47 PM

12. I see George C Scott in an Air Force general's uniform...

Screaming “Mr. President, we can not afford a wine tariff gap!”

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