AP/European Commission/CNN: European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is visiting the USA for a meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Juncker told Trump that the E.U. and U.S. are partners and allies, “not enemies,” and must work together at the start of trade negotiations between the two major economies.
Juncker told Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office that the trade talks are important. He’s suggesting the two sides discuss “reducing tariffs” instead of increasing them.
Trump notes the two continents together make up more than 50 percent of the world’s trade. Trump says it would be good if they removed all tariffs and trade barriers as part of the discussions.
Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on imported cars, prompting the Europeans to suggest they may place tariffs on $20 billion of American goods in retaliation.