PARIS (Reuters) – Criticism of Europe by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump only serves to bolster European solidarity, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said .
Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel had created a "catastrophic mistake" with your ex-girlfriend open door policy on migration, depending on a conversation published on Sunday by German newspaper Bild.
"Greater he (Trump) makes such a statement, the greater Europeans close ranks," Sapin told reporters, adding that such criticism was unacceptable. "The attack about the Chancellor will not be an announcement we could accept as Frenchmen or as Europeans."
Asked whether Europe will have to react if your Us chosen to slap a 35 % tax on imports, Sapin said: "We’re going to all have time and energy to determine if there's a big difference between the material of your tweet and also the laws which will be passed."
Trump was quoted as telling Bild he’d impose a 35 % levy on German-made cars imported for the U.S. market, plans that drew sharp rebukes from Berlin thus hitting automakers' shares.
"I’d personally tell BMW whenever you happen to be developing a factory in Mexico and decide to sell cars into the USA, without getting a 35 % tax, then you could forget that," Trump said in remarks translated into German.