Trump Threatens Tariffs “Up To 100%” On French Goods

The Washington Post reports:

President Trump revved up his global trade war on two fronts Monday, announcing tariffs on industrial metals from Brazil and Argentina while eyeing tariffs of up to 100 percent on a number of French imports.

The administration said the moves were necessary because U.S. trading partners were acting unfairly to disadvantage both the country’s traditional economic pillars as well as its best hopes for future prosperity.

Robert E. Lighthizer, the president’s chief negotiator, released the results of a five-month investigation that concluded a French digital services tax discriminated against American Internet companies and should be met with tariffs of up to 100-percent on $2.4 billion in products such a cheese, yogurt, sparkling wine and makeup.