'EU may talk free trade but they don't do it!' Trump's trade chief BLASTS Merkel's legacy
Wilbur Ross, the US secretary of commerce, ripped into the European Union for "talking free-trade but practising protectionism".
President Donald Trump's close ally hit out at the powerhouses of the global economy, claiming they had forced the US to absorb the world's trade surplus.
Speaking to CNBC, he blamed trade partners in Europe for not abiding by economic rules and instead carrying out a protectionist approach.
Mr Ross said: "We don't think it's inherent in a global trading system that one country, the US, absorbs in its deficit the cumulative trade surplus of the... read more
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