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‘Tariffs Are the Greatest,’ Trump Tweets Before Juncker Meeting

  • Head of European Commission in Washington as trade war looms
  • President says U.S. is a ‘piggy bank’ that’s been robbed
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President Donald Trump proclaimed that “Tariffs are the greatest!” in warning U.S. trade partners that he’ll impose more sanctions unless they negotiate a "fair deal" as negotiations with European officials are to get underway at the White House.

Trump’s tweet Tuesday comes as he’s scheduled to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Washington on Wednesday for talks aimed at heading off a trade war, and as he continues to deal with domestic fallout from his deference to Vladimir Putin last week over Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.