Despite warmth, Merkel and Trump still differ on trade

Despite warmth, Merkel and Trump still differ on trade
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump were unable to overcome differences on trade on Friday at a White House meeting where they nonetheless put on a show of warmth and friendship despite tensions between the two allies, APA reports quoting Reuters.

 

With Trump poised to impose tariffs on steel soon that will impact European exports, Merkel said the decision is now in Trump’s hands on whether to grant exemptions to European Union nations.

 

“The president will decide. That’s very clear,” Merkel told a joint news conference with Trump after the U.S. president complained about the U.S.-European trade imbalance, particularly in regards to automobiles.

 

“We had an exchange of views. The decision lies with the president,” she said.

Ceyhun Aliyev

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