Donald Trump has slammed the European Union over agricultural trade, saying that the United States was getting a bad deal.
Moments into his press conference during the NATO summit in the EU capital, Brussels, the President declared that whilst farmers are similar in both nations it was US farmers getting a bad deal.
“We’ve been treated very unfairly on trade, our farmers have been shut out of the European Union. Now you could say they’re different countries, but to the large extent they’re the same country.” He said.
On the EU: “We’ve been treated very unfairly on trade. Our farmers have been shut out of the European Union.”
— Tim Ball (@tball) 12 July 2018
He said that negotiations would happen next week with the European Union, giving no further details to journalists.
In 2017, agricultural trade contributed $133 billion to the economy of the United States, with the European Union being the third largest market for exports.