UK Prime Minister Theresa May has raised “deep concern” with US President Donald Trump over his declared plans to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imports of steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
May called Trump on Sunday after global stock markets tumbled in the face of a threatened trade war with China, and escalating tensions between the US and Europe Union.
“The prime minister raised our deep concern at the president’s forthcoming announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs, noting that multilateral action was the only way to resolve the problem of global overcapacity in all parties’ interests,” a spokeswoman for May’s Downing Street office said Sunday.
May’s de facto deputy also earlier condemned Trump’s trade rhetoric. “I just think that the United States is not taking an advisable course in threatening a trade war,” Cabinet Office minister David Lidington told the BBC’s Sunday Politics program. “Trade wars don’t do anybody…