In a chain of tweets aimed at French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday morning, President Trump claimed France’s wine tariffs were “Not fair,” and “must change.” The thing is, France doesn’t even have its own wine tariffs, as it’s part of the European Union (E.U.).
According to the California-based Wine Institute, the E.U.’s import tariff on U.S. wine ranges from $0.11 to $0.29 per 750ml bottle. The U.S., meanwhile, charges between $0.05 and $0.14. While E.U. tariffs are higher than those America imposes, they do not make it “very hard for the U.S. to sell its wines into France,” as the President incorrectly claimed.
Trump’s remarks about France’s tariffs came after a criticised visit to the country, which left his relationship with the French President at a standoff.
And while he claims “France makes excellent wine, but so does the U.S.,” it’s a subject the U.S. President knows very little about. Trump famously prefers soft drinks to wine, despite owning a Virginia Winery.
Twitter users were quick to call out the President on the numerous inaccuracies in his Tweet.
Trump could use a glass of Bordeaux, if you ask us.
Original article appears here: https://vinepair.com/booze-news/trump-attacks-french-wine-tariffs/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign
(Source: vinepair.com | Author: Tim McKirdy)