EU ‘possibly as bad as China’ on trade

US President Donald Trump has said Europe is “possibly as bad as China” on trade, amid potential US trade wars emerging against both the Asian giant as well as longtime allies in Europe and Canada.

“The European Union is possibly as bad as China, only smaller,” Trump said during an interview with Fox News.

“They send a Mercedes in, we can’t send our cars in. Look what they do to our farmers. They don’t want our farm products. Now in all fairness they have their farmers … But we don’t protect ours and they protect theirs,” he said.

His latest comment comes amid continued tensions between the US and other world economic powers have flared up in the past few weeks.

The EU on Friday imposed a range of tariffs on goods worth $3.3 billion in a tit-for-tat response to Trump’s decision to apply stiff tariffs on European steel and aluminum exports.

On June 10, the Trump administration imposed percent tariffs on aluminum imports and 25 percent…

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