German companies from carmaker BMW AG to engineering giant Siemens AG count on the appetite of U.S. customers to drive their sales. President Donald Trump says he has had enough.
Trump lit into Germany again Tuesday, complaining on Twitter about the U.S.’s “MASSIVE trade deficit” with Europe’s largest economy. Last week, meeting with European Union leaders, Trump said Germany is “very bad” for flooding the U.S. with cars. Germany posted a record trade surplus in 2016, and cars were indeed a big reason.