A recent phone call between US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, has been described as “terrible.”
“Just bad. It was terrible,” an unnamed source told CNN, according to a report on Monday. “Macron thought he would be able to speak his mind, based on the relationship. But Trump can’t handle being criticized like that.”
The two spoke last Thursday, when the United States announced it would impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Mexico and Canada.
Canada, Mexico and the EU had initially been exempted from the tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum as they were announced in March.
The countries have reacted by a taking retaliatory measures and…