Trump guns for German cars

INTERNATIONAL – A report that US President Donald Trump has threatened to pursue German carmakers until there are no Mercedes-Benz cars rolling down New York’s Fifth Avenue dented shares in the luxury car manufacturers yesterday.

An excerpt from German magazine Wirtschaftswoche’s article, which cited several unnamed European and US diplomats, but did not include any direct quotes, could not be independently verified, while a US Embassy spokesperson in Berlin referred questions to Washington.

The news and current affairs magazine said Trump had told French President Emmanuel Macron in April that he aimed to push German carmakers out of the US …read more