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EU Chief Says It’s Time to Bully Trump Back: ‘We Will Put Him in His Place’

(Harvey Gavin – The Express)

EU commissioner Phil Hogan said it is time for Brussels to resort to the same “bullying” tactics employed by the US leader to “put this man back in his place”.

Only a “hard line” approach against the United States will bring an end to the bitter dispute which has escalated in recent weeks, the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development said.

The traditionally close allies have been engaged in a tit-for-tat trade war after Mr Trump’s administration imposed tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium last month. In response, the EU slapped a series of products made in the US with similar levies.

But speaking in County Donegal, Ireland, this morning, Mr Hogan insisted the only way to end the dispute was by matching Mr Trump’s tactics.

He said the EU is split over whether to adopt “a hardline or softly-softly approach”, The Irish Times reports. Click here to read more.