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Old 29th May 2017, 09:39   #16
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Curious as to what his take will be about Japan and its cars in US.
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Somehow Trump reminds be of a certain Don Quixote tilting at windmills. I hope he learns or even better is taught a lesson. Make shoddy products and then bully others. Crazy man.

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It's not too hard for the Germans, they have changed their cars to be what Americans want, lousy steering, bad handling and 2 dozen cup holders,then, gone ahead and made a killing with hard core vehicles that enthusiasts love. The competition is decades behind when it comes to perceived quality.

Maybe Germans can start complaining that Tesla is selling too many electric cars and affecting sales of IC models. Trump might then force Tesla into manufacturing body on frame full size pick up trucks with technology from the horse carriage days (escalade, navigator etc)
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US pulls out of the Paris Agreement, Elon Musk responds by departing from the White House Council. Disney CEO Robert Iger has also announced his resignation from the council.

General Motors Co said Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra would remain on the presidential advisory panel.

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Mr. Trump has announced that he will pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, ceasing all implementation as of today. Despite the vast majority of Americans support remaining in the Agreement by a 5:1 margin, and even a 2:1 margin among Republicans, Mr. Trump claimed that the decision to pull out was borne of a desire to follow the will of the people.

The US will consider re-entering the Agreement after “negotiating a new deal” which is more “fair” to the US. It is unclear what is “unfair” about the Paris Agreement, as the Agreement itself does not set any specific goals for the US or any other country.

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US pulls out of the Paris Agreement, Elon Musk responds by departing from the White House Council. Disney CEO Robert Iger has also announced his resignation from the council.
Off topic: The 'Pax Britannica' century lasted from roughly 1805 (Battle of Trafalgar) to 1914 (start of WW-I). Though the British hung on for another 40 years by 1956 Suez Crises rung the death knell of their pretensions as a world force in their own right. The 'Pax Americana' century started around 1900 when the U.S. became the largest economy and got into its full stride in WW-II. In 1947 the US economy was 49% of world GDP. Today it is 24% at market exchange rates and 15% at purchasing power parity. Trump is determined that the century of Pax Americana will soon sail into the sun set.
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BMW defies Trump on climate change.

Even though President Donald Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, BMW will still be looking to do their part in reducing greenhouse gases and continuing to fight global warming.

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The BMW Group has a long-standing and unwavering commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This applies to our production operations as well as to continuous improvements in fuel economy and the reduction of emissions from our vehicles. Protecting the environment and economic prosperity must go hand-in-hand in the future[-----
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This is what upsets President Trump!

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