Tuesday 16 October 2018

Trump, trade and tariffs: Varadkar's US challenge

Relations with the US are strained as Leo Varadkar makes his first official trip to Washington, writes Philip Ryan

US President Donald Trump had a frosty reception for Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House last year and it doesn’t look any better for Leo Varadkar as trade wars kick off. Photo: Getty
US President Donald Trump had a frosty reception for Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House last year and it doesn’t look any better for Leo Varadkar as trade wars kick off. Photo: Getty
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's first official visit to the White House comes at a time of especially strained relations between the US and the EU.

Transatlantic relations have deteriorated rapidly since Donald Trump's inauguration as president of United States of America and they are about to hit a new low.

Trump's outwardly nationalistic and isolationist policies have disturbed EU leaders since the businessman's shock election victory.

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