Trump says U.S. would tax French wine in response to digital tax

by Reuters
Saturday, 24 August 2019 03:50 GMT

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reiterated criticism of a French proposal to levy a tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies and threatened again to retaliate by taxing French wine.

Speaking to reporters at the White House before leaving for a Group of Seven summit in France, Trump said he is not a "big fan" of tech companies but "those are great American companies and frankly I don't want France going out and taxing our companies."

"And if they do that ... we'll be taxing their wine like they've never seen before," he said. (Reporting by Bryan Pietsch; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by David Alexander)

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