We will work it out: Trump calls trade dispute with France “minor”
U.S. President Donald Trump and France’s President Emmanuel Macron shake hands as they meet, ahead of the NATO summit in Watford, in London, Britain, December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was sure “a minor dispute” with France on trade could be worked out after he threatened to impose duties of up to 100% on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products.
“We’ll be talking about a lot of things including NATO and including trade … We have had a minor dispute but I think we will probably be able to work it out,” Trump said, sitting alongside French President Emmanuel Macron at a meeting of NATO leaders.
“I am sure within a short period of time things will be looking very rosy, we hope. That’s usually the case between the two of us – we get it worked out.”
Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison