Trump believes that the EU’s trade causes US harm, comparable with the damage from China
NEW YORK, July 1. /TASS/ — the US President said that Washington’s trade deficit with the European Union.
American President Donald trump believes the EU in the trade sector, probably has on the US negative influence, which can be compared with the harm caused by China. About this American leader said in an interview with Fox News that aired Sunday.
Trump was asked, is it not better for the United States to counter Beijing in trade, together with allies among the EU countries. “The European Union, perhaps as bad as China, just less — said trump. — What they did to us is terrible.”
Speaking of the EU, he said: “They send Mercedes, and we are unable to ship them their car.” “Let’s see what they do with our farmers, they don’t need our agricultural products,” added trump. He assured that the EU “is trying to protect its farmers.” “We don’t protect our own, and they are their to protect”, — said the President of the United States.
We have a trade deficit with the European Union, but, in addition, we spend a fortune on NATO to protect them.Donald Trepresent USA
In March, the US imposed import duties on steel and aluminium 25% and 10%, respectively, but deferred until June 1, has received, in particular, the countries of the European Union. 1 June US tariff entered into force, that Europe is regarded as a step towards deploying a full-scale transatlantic trade war. May 17, the EU notified the WTO about the possibility of imposing retaliatory duties on steel products of the United States in the amount of up to 25% on June 20.