EU Chief Says Europe Must Prepare for the Worst with Trump

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - European Council President Donald Tusk says the European Union must prepare for the worst due to the policies of US President Donald Trump, as a trade war looms between Washington and Brussels.

EU Chief Says Europe Must Prepare for the Worst with Trump

In a letter to EU leaders Wednesday, Tusk wrote that "trans-Atlantic relations are under immense pressure due to the policies of President Trump," AP reported.

Tusk, who chairs a two-day summit of EU leaders in Brussels starting Thursday, said that "unfortunately, the divisions go beyond trade."

He wrote: "It is my belief that, while hoping for the best, we must be ready to prepare our Union for worst-case scenarios."

Earlier this month, Trump slapped tariffs on imports of European steel and aluminum. The EU responded with "rebalancing measures" that hit around 2.8 billion euros ($3.25 billion) worth of US products.

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