European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker used more than a dozen colorful cue cards with “very simple” explanations to discuss trade topics during his Wednesday meeting with President Trump, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“We knew this wasn’t an academic seminar. It had to be very simple,” a senior European Union official told The Journal.
The Hill added:
Juncker and Trump emerged from the meeting with a handshake deal to avoid a trade war between the U.S. and the EU.
The leaders announced that they would work toward zero tariffs, and the EU agreed to increase U.S. soybean imports and decrease industrial tariffs.
Trump backed off from his threat to slap hefty tariffs on automotive imports as part of the agreement.
Trump claimed on Wednesday that “basically, we opened up Europe” to U.S. imports, even though no new trade deals have been made.
“We just opened up Europe for you farmers. You’re not going to be too angry with Trump, I can tell you,” Trump told farmers in Peosta, Iowa the day after the meeting.