'Make France great again': Trump slams President Macron as ties sour

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Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed an extraordinary attack on Emmanuel Macron, mocking the French president's approval rating and lashing him over European defense proposals which enjoyed a crucial new boost from Germany. By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!

The European Union levies tariffs ranging from $0.11 to $0.29 a bottle on wine that is imported from the United States, while bottles exported from the EU to the USA are hit with a tax of $0.05 a bottle, the Wine Institute says.

France does charge higher tariffs on US wines, but the monetary difference is relatively small, with five- to 14-cent tariffs on bottles of French wine imported into the USA versus 11 to 29 cents on US exported wines headed to France.

But the talks appeared to have not gone down well, as Trump fired off a barrage scolding tweets about France President Emmanuel Macron and the French government.

Mr Trump tweeted that French tariffs on American wine is "not fair, must change!"

"President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia", Trump tweeted at the time.

Millions of soldiers died in the Great War defending the "universal values" of France, he said, rejecting the "selfishness of nations only looking after their own interests".

During the WWI ceremony Sunday, Macron claimed nationalism was a cause of the war, which many saw as a reference to President Trump trying to put a stop to multilateralism.

The U.S. president also targeted France for its tariffs, saying they make it hard for U.S. wines to sell there, but French wines are sold in the U.S. with "very small Tariffs".

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In his tweets on Tuesday, Trump again referenced France's spending, writing: "Pay for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or not!"

By the way, when the helicopter couldn't fly to the first cemetery in France because of nearly zero visibility, I suggested driving.

Macron rejected nationalism in a speech on Sunday, in what many considered a rebuke of Trump.

The president lashed out at Macron's comments that Europe should consider building its own army in case it should ever face a hostile attack from the United States with a personal attack on his French counterpart's popularity.

Gilbert Collard, an MP from France's far-right National Front, applauded Trump's attack on Macron - but not on French wine.

On Tuesday, President Trump fired back at French President Emmanuel Macron following the latter's rhetorical shots directed at the America-first policies of the Trump White House.

'Speech next day at American Cemetary in pouring rain!

Mr Macron's rallying cry was echoed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a peace forum in the city later in the day, but neither warning seems likely to be heeded by Mr Trump.

The two leaders met on Saturday and discussed the issue in Paris, where Trump had previously said he wants to help Europe - as long as it's "fair".

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