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President Trump says EU’s der Leyden is a ‘very tough negotiator’

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
21st Jan 20 4:29 pm

Whilst at Davos in Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum in Davos President Donald Trump praised the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen as a “very tough negotiator.”

Trump told reporters in Davos, It’s great to be with the president of the European Commission and a woman who’s highly respected, I have to say, and I hear a very tough negotiator, which is bad news for us.

“Trade right now and a deal between ourselves and essentially Europe is something that we all want to be able to make.”

President Trump has had many disagreements and Twitter spats with Europe from, tax, trade policy and more recently a new digital tax by the French against US companies such as Google and Amazon.

Speaking on friendships between Europe and the US, der Leyden said, “I think what we never should forget that we have a long history of common foundation, of a lot of business compacts, friendship.

“The American people and the European people are good friends and this is what we’ve got to build on.”

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