Trump dangles auto tariffs in Europe trade talks, but carmakers aren’t happy

President Donald Trump is considering new tariffs on foreign cars and auto parts, but some of the strongest opposition is coming from the industry they are meant to protect: American automakers.

In theory, the big three — Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and Ford — could stand to benefit if tariffs are put on foreign vehicles. But they aren’t asking for the tariffs, which carmakers argue would raise the price of vehicles made in the United States and hurt sales.