The president is in France today for the meeting with leaders of G7 countries, some of which are already suffering economically from the effect of Trump’s trade war on the global economy. The German economy, for example, appears to be headed toward a recession and analysts say the trade war isn’t helping.

Today, European Council president Donald Tusk, attending the G7 meeting as well, said at a news conference that escalating trade tensions could lead to a global recession: “For me it’s absolutely clear that if someone, for example…the United States and president Trump, uses tariffs and taxation as a political instrument…this confrontation can be really risky for the whole world.”

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