Global trade war: Japan joins US allies in attacking President Trump's tariff decision on steel and aluminum
Fears of a global trade war have overshadowed the G7 talks in the Canadian mountain resort, where U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was the prime target of criticism by other countries subject to the U.S. metals tariffs. "Mnuchin was struggling to justify (the U.S. tariff decision). He was saying `Don`t tell me. Go directly to president Trump.` ... He was in a very tough spot. Frankly I felt sorry for him," Aso said.
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said U.S. metal tariffs were "deeply deplorable," using unusually harsh language in a sign one of the United States` closest allies was joining other G7 nations. Image source: Reuters