“The Germans Are Bad, Very Bad.”

U.S. President Donald Trump looks up during a meeting about healthcare at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.

Oh, the Tiny Tyrant, Fucking Idiot in Chief, is busy spewing stupid all over Europe, and making enemies out of everyone. In this particular instance, the focus is on how absolutely evil Germans are, because cars. Yep.  Oh my, someone else is better than Grate Amerikkka™ at something, they must be squashed!

Donald Trump is ready to fight Germany in an auto battle according to Germany’s Der Spiegel.

Trump got a chilly reception at the NATO summit in Belgium after attacking fellow members. But he was caught pledging a battle with German automakers as part of his anger with “back dues” he feels the country owes to NATO. As CNN’s Jake Tapper noted Thursday, “Trump seems to think it’s like a country club.”

In a discussion about the country’s trade surplus, Trump said. “The Germans are evil, very evil.”

“Look at the millions of cars they sell in the US, and we’ll stop that,” sources told Der Spiegel.

According to the report, EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker took up for Germany explaining that “free trade is good for all.”

According to a report from the “Süddeutsche Zeitung,” the EU allies were horrified by the willingness of the Americans to view global trade with such a lack of awareness. Trump’s economic consultant Gary Cohn was said to have chided German auto trade during a discussion between the US and Germany and the USA and Belgium. Trump had previously attacked them during another conversation.

Via Raw Story.


  1. cartomancer says

    Well if American cars weren’t such shoddy, oversized, inefficient pieces of rubbish then Americans might buy more of them. Heck, even British cars are better than American ones, and British cars are mostly made from fibreglass and blind optimism.

  2. Siobhan says

    Every person I know foolish enough to purchase a Ford has to put their car in the shop at least once a month.

    I had a Toyota Tercel with 400,000 km on it and had to service it exactly twice a year. For the tire change.

  3. rq says

    Funny, American cars have never really taken off here, except (1) as a sort of status thing and (2) minivans (nobody makes ’em like Chrysler, apparently, and… wait… okay, I know nothing about cars and whether Chrysler is at all American anymore, but they do have the best minivan around since most European minivans will fit 7 in discomfort and if you want comfort, you get an ugly car but anyway I digress). VW and Audi still top out the list of popular cars (affordable, durable, easily repaired, age well), and Saab is considered a luxury car not because it’s so luxurious, but because parts are expensive (we know aaaaall about this). Japanese cars are gaining in popularity, but considering the state of most (even major) roads outside of urban centres, they have a ways to go in terms of sheer durability (which is why Husband says we will never own a Honda, which is sad, because I’m a nostalgic fan of Honda).
    I mean, it’s not like German quality has a world-wide reputation or anything like that…

  4. rq says

    Also, I’m curious about the ‘bad’, because previously I read that he said ‘evil’, which kind of… alters the meaning somewhat. Is this the same occasion? Or did he say mean things about the Germans several times already?

  5. says

    VWs are great. We’ve owned several over the years. That’s a car you can abuse the hell out of and it keeps on going. It might not go well, but it goes. :D

  6. says

    rq @ 5, I’ve seen both. He was quoted as saying evil, but Der Spiegel went with bad. I think it’s two different statements though -- the cars were bad, the trade surplus was evil.

  7. rq says

    the cars were bad, the trade surplus was evil

    Ah, okay -- that… almost makes sense. :D

    VWs are great.

    About a month prior to my driver’s exam here, the traffic safety people got a fleet of brand new VWs for driving examinations. To be honest, I didn’t expect to love driving a car that much, because it was that good: no fuss, no flash, just nice, smooth, hitch-free driving with a purr. (Personal preference is for slightly more athletic cars, but sometimes it’s about the smooth, not the power…)
    I’ve driven older models, too, and yeah, it’ll get you there. :)

  8. johnson catman says

    Isn’t one of the republican talking points all about the “free market”? Why does 45 hate the republicans so much?

  9. jimb says

    Saad @ 9:

    Clueless, incompetent, disgraceful fuck.

    Beyond clueless. There are VW, BMW and Mercedes plants in the US.

    For example, all of the BMW X-series vehicles are built in South Carolina. All of them, not just ones for sale in the US, but world-wide.

    He’s a fucking idiot.

  10. says


    I hear Merkel doesn’t even have a penis, how evil can a country get?

    I’ll have you know that snorting tea is not fun.

  11. says

    This German here has never and probably will never own a German car. BMW and Audi are said to be good cars, but they make you pay for the privilege. VW also makes you pay, but they’ve become shitty cars. I know a hell lot of life long VW customers who changed with the last car they bought.
    I will also never again buy a Toyota…


    Beyond clueless. There are VW, BMW and Mercedes plants in the US.

    And quote a lot of Fords for the European market are built here.

  12. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Funny how when I went to find recommendations for a new hatchback, the American cars scored half the one I bought. Trump, you want American products to be bought. Talk to the manufacturers to make sure their product competes by third party evidence in the world market….Considering your shoddy self-branded merchandise, I don’t think you have any credibility in such discussions though.

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