During a pool spray with Rutte in the Oval Office, Trump said that he hoped he could “work something out” with EU leaders to prevent the tariffs his administration has vowed to levy.
“If we do work it out, that will be positive,” Trump said. “And if we don’t, it will be positive also.”
“No!” Rutte interrupted.
“Just think about those cars that pour in here,” Trump continued.
“It’s not positive,” the Dutch prime minister insisted. “We have to work something out.”