US President Donald Trump has commented on Twitter "Yellow Vests" fuel tax protests across France, saying that protests do not take into account how badly the United States has been treated on trade by the European Union for military protection.
The large and violent French protests don’t take into account how badly the United States has been treated on Trade by the European Union or on fair and reasonable payments for our GREAT military protection. Both of these topics must be remedied soon.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2018
The price of diesel in France has risen by around 23 percent this year, while the gasoline price has gone up by 15 percent. Prices are set to increase further in January.
US Border With Mexico
Trump also commented on the situation around migrant caravans from Central America trekking their way through Mexico toward the US.
Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer). Dems created this problem. No crossings!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2018
Earlier, Trump ordered the US military to deploy troops at the border with Mexico as a caravan of migrants approaches.
On Tuesday, the Mexican Interior Ministry said around 5,600 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador had stayed in the vicinity of the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Mexicali, located at the US border.