Berlin: German automakers’ meeting with Trump separate to U.S.-EU trade talks

BERLIN – Discussions between German car executives and President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday should be seen as separate from the trade talks between the European Union and the United States, a German government spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

She said the talks were held for corporate reasons and the atmosphere was good.

During the meeting, Trump pressed senior executives of leading German automakers to expand their investments in the United States as the White House considers imposing new tariffs on European-made vehicles.

Ozgur Sunay