Weeks after Trump called the French president foolish, the French agriculture minister has called US President Donald Trump’s threat to tax French wine “completely moronic” and “absurd”.
Mr Trump made the threat few weeks ago in response to French plans to tax multinational firms like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
He also stated that the US makes better wine than the French.
In a rant on French TV, Didier Guillaume called Mr Trump’s rationale “completely stupid”.
“It’s absurd, in terms of having a political and economic debate, to say that if you tax the ‘GAFAs’, I’ll tax wine. It’s completely moronic,” Mr Guillaume told BFM TV, in reference to Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.
“This is the third time the US president has threatened a tax, the third time in a year. We’ll see if he goes through with it,” he said.
“American wine is not better than French wine,” he added.