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Trump, German auto executives meet at White House

President Donald Trump and executives from Germany's biggest automakers discussed the companies' investments in the U.S. on Tuesday as trade tensions with the Europeans and Trump's threat to impose tariffs on foreign cars sold here loomed overhead.

Trump "shared his vision of all automakers producing in the United States and creating a more friendly business environment," the White House said in a statement. The statement did not say whether Trump raised tariffs with executives from BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen.

Trump, however, has threatened to slap tariffs on auto imports from Europe and other countries, citing U.S. trade deficits with those nations. Trump...

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