France does charge higher tariffs on US wines, but the monetary difference is relatively small, with five- to 14-cent tariffs on bottles of French wine imported into the USA versus 11 to 29 cents on US exported wines headed to France. Trump tweeted after the wine attack.
"MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN", the US President tweeted all in capitals.
Shortly after Trump returned to Washington, DC from Armistice Day commemorations in Paris, he took aim at France, writing that people were "starting to learn German in Paris" before the United States entered World War II. In one of the tweets, Trump seemingly mocked France for struggling in the world wars against Germany.
The alcohol level helps determine tariffs on non-EU wine imported into European countries, with a higher duty as the alcoholic volume rises, Lionel Briand, communications chief for the French Customs office, said in an email.
The US president has always been a critic of the European Union's trade policies. His administration doesn't want to reduce the US military footprint in Europe but instead calls on Europeans to pay for the cost of keeping USA troops there.
The president has long complained that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries don't pay their fair share of the defence alliance's expenses, leaving the U.S. to carry much of the burden.
A stony-faced Trump, who listened a few feet away, has described himself as a nationalist and has promoted an "America First" policy.
"Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism".
Mr Trump tweeted that French tariffs on American wine is "not fair, must change!"
Trump also called out Macron for his "very low" approval rating in his home country.
Trump's attacks came after returning from a visit to France, marking the anniversary of the end of World War I. The president attacked Macron for his plans for a European army, urging the French to "pay for NATO" and praises nationalist sentiments in France - urging the French to "Make France Great Again!"
The US President claimed his French counterpart had suggesting building a European Army "to protect Europe against the US, China and Russia".
Trump, a former businessman, opened a winery in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2011.
In the tweets, Trump criticises Macron´s calls for closer European Union defence integration, mocks his low approval ratings and attacks European Union tariffs on U.S. wine. He was just trying to get onto another subject.
Mendy and other French World Cup winners, such as Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, regularly use the two-star emoji on social media to refer to their triumph in Russian Federation this year.
He then went on to rebuke Trump's nationalistic tendencies.
The President's continued complaints about France struck a nerve with some in the European nation, especially since his latest broadsides came on the third anniversary of the Paris terror attacks.