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Trump suggests EU out of line with suits against US tech firms

Posted On: Jun. 26, 2019 11:40 AM CST

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(Reuters) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested the European Union was out of line bringing lawsuits against U.S. technology companies like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google LLC, saying legal action against those firms should be the purview of the United States.

"She hates the United States perhaps worse than any person I've ever met," President Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network in an apparent reference to EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

"What she does to our country. She's suing all our companies. We should be suing Google and Facebook, and all that, which perhaps we will," he said. "They're suing Apple for billions of dollars. They're suing everybody."

"They make it almost impossible to do two-way business," President Trump said, reprising his frequent complaint that Europe treats the United States worse than China when it comes to trade.

President Trump also reiterated his view that social media companies were discriminating against conservatives.