"Just think about those cars that pour in here", Trump continued.
The Prime Minister began by welcoming the closeness and warmth of our relationship with the Netherlands, and the importance of our trading relationship and close cooperation on matters of internal security and foreign policy.More news: German political crisis: Angela Merkel is the great survivor once more
On Sunday, Canada hit the U.S. with almost $13 billion in counter-tariffs after the Trump administration slapped duties on aluminum and steel imported to the US.
"If we do work it out, that will be positive", Trump said.
Trump and Rutte will both be attending next week's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meetings. Rutte, however, was having none of it. Trump replied but Rutte wasn't going to back down. "We have to work something out".More news: DEVELOPING: 2 Workers Shot at Kansas Elementary School, Search for Suspect Underway
In a bid to rebuild America's industry, Trump has imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including those from key G7 allies like Canada, Japan and the European Union. He said he wasn't "planning anything now" but if the WTO doesn't treat the USA properly, "we will be doing something". "Because these six represent values, represent an economic market, and more than anything, represent a real force at the worldwide level today". That way Americans can see the Trump-hating partisans who purport to provide honest coverage of the Trump White House for who they are.
Nonetheless, the embarrassing photo-op for the president ended on a rather good note.
Don't forget to listen carefully at 1:16, when Rutte tells Trump "No!" "We have a very close relationship". "The relationship with U.S. and Netherlands is 400 years old".More news: #BoycottWalmart trends online after superstore sells 'Impeach 45' products