Trump: I will impose a 35% tax on BMWs made in Mexico for the American market.
Germany: BMW’s largest factory is in the USA. BMW employs 70,000 Americans. We make parts for Ford and Chrysler in Mexico, as does Bosch, etc. We just might move all jobs to Mexico, too.
Trump: There are no Chevrolets parked outside of German houses.
Germany: Make a better car.
Trump: The EU is the vehicle for Germany’s economy.
Germany: Let us drive, we have no speed limit and we just won the Formula One Championship. Again.
Trump: Merkel’s ‘Refugee Policy’ was utterly catastrophic (said 3 times).
Germany: We’ve got this. It’s called leadership, even when unpopular.
Trump: Merkel’s policy caused Brexit.
Germany: Finally, and good riddance. They were never wholly in. What does the UK make again?
Trump: Other countries will follow suit. They will leave the EU.
Germany: We hope so. Then it’ll be better. Countries like Norway and Sweden would reconsider.
Trump: NATO is obsolete.
Germany: Thanks for the assist, forever indebted; we can stand on our own (see BMW, Audi, etc.).
Given this past Sunday, one has to wonder why so many of Trump’s attacks were on Germany, a friend, when others mean the USA harm. Is it fear of the Teutonic giants, who can work circles around their American peers? And get 30 days paid vacation? And have unions? And still turn out massive profits? AND win World Cups?