US President Donald Trump during a press conference at the White House called the reason for the creation of the European Union.
He noted that the country is in a state of incredible economic competition, including that of Europe, which вЂњhas never treated the US well.вЂќ According to him, the European Union was created to exploit the United States for its own interests. вЂњI know it, they know I know it, but other presidents had no idea,вЂќ Trump said.
At the same time, the head of state did not give any concrete examples of actions on the part of the EU but later added that the US has вЂњexcellent relationsвЂќ with European countries. вЂњThey just don't treat us very well on the issue of trade,вЂќ Trump explained.
Under Trump, the US launched a trade war not only with China but also with EU countries. So, earlier, the United States announced the introduction of interest duties on French goods of $1.3 billion from January 6, 2021. Washington decided to introduce such a tax in response to the so-called digital tax-the law of France on the tax on services of the largest digital companies.