The European Commission has taken the extraordinary step of threatening to sue the United Kingdom if President Trump exempts Britain from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium.
The U.S. President has suggested that the tariffs — designed to protect the American aluminium and steelworkers from foreign dumping, as their industry is a strategic asset — will not be applied to all of America’s allies, with NAFTA members Canada and Mexico already being offered exemptions.
But the European Commission — the unelected body with acts as the EU’s executive as well as the sole initiator of EU-level legislation — has reacted with fury to British trade secretary Liam Fox suggesting that the United Kingdom will try to “maximise the UK’s case” for a similar exemption and threatened to sue the country if it does not suffer along with the rest of the bloc, the Telegraph reports.
How Juncker sparked the US-EU trade war: Watch moment he threatened to BREAK UP the USA
THE EU has been left reeling after Donald Trump announced a raft of devastating new tariffs – but Jean-Claude Juncker could be the man truly responsible for the explosive new trade war between the US and EU.
Exactly one year ago Jean-Claude Juncker threatened to break up the US – an outrageous threat which it appears Donald Trump has not forgotten. The President of the European Commission said he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of the US unless the president changed his tune and became more supportive of the EU…
These arrogant assholes seem to think they rule the world. Can’t wait for their little empire to crumble.