It's not just Trump: the consensus goes beyond party lines in the United States to defend the interests of a Silicon Valley that to a large degree seems to own the internet. What is fair taxation in the era of globalisation? The OECD and G20 nations are working on it and France has said it will scrap the new tax once fresh rules are in place globally.
But then again, will there even be a consensus? Just look at Europe. While the likes of the UK, Spain and Austria are also preparing GAFA taxes, smaller EU members like Ireland who act as quasi corporate tax havens are resisting any threats to their model. How to break this crucial deadlock?