29 EU Ambassadors Slammed Trump In Open Letter, Read It Here:
Twenty-nine European Union ambassadors to the U.S. sent an open letter to Donald Trump via The Washington Post on Friday criticizing him for his trade policies.
The letter comes after Trump imposed steep aluminum and steel tariffs on the EU and other U.S. allies, a move that led many to criticize the president.
“Simply put, the E.U. invests more in the United States, buys more American services and employs more American workers than the other way around,” the letter reads. “As a ready comparison: 45 of 50 U.S. states export more to the E.U. than they do to China. And what of China’s foreign direct investment into the United States? It’s around one-hundredth that of Europe’s.”
“But, as with any partnership,” the letter continued, “the prospect of unilateral action by one side, to the detriment of the other partner, places the entire mutually beneficial relationship at risk.”
“Together we should tackle intellectual property theft and look at how we can further reduce red tape, regulatory barriers and tariffs between us — facilitating innovation and investment, to the mutual benefit of business and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic,” the letter concludes. “This, not tariffs and quotas, would be moving in the right direction.”
Trump received criticism after his statement on Friday morning urging the G-7 to invite Russia back.
“Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run,” Trump said early Friday morning. “And in the G-7, which used be the G-8, they threw Russia out. They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”
“The six countries of the G-7 without the United States, are a bigger market taken together than the American market,” Frech President Emmanuel Macron said during a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday. “There will be no world hegemony if we know how to organize ourselves. And we don’t want there to be one.”