25 Jul 2018

Friend or foe? Trump meets EU’s Juncker amid trade war

Scotland Correspondent

He’s fighting a trade war on several fronts and one of them is European. Donald Trump has said he sees the EU as “a foe” and he once dubbed the head of its Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, “a brutal killer”.

Today the two men met at the White House. The main topic on the table was the 25% trade tariffs the US is imposing on EU steel imports and the retaliatory levies Brussels has slapped on American products such as jeans, motorbikes and bourbon whisky.

Will a full-blown Atlantic trade war be averted and where does this leave a post-Brexit UK? Ciaran Jenkins has this.