The prime minister said he agreed "one thousand per cent" with Trump's view that European should pay a greater share of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation budget.
Trump was meeting with Rutte in the Oval Office, where the two leaders were expected to discuss next week's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meetings in Brussels.
President Trump and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had a laugh at the USA media's expense Monday as reporters shouted questions at the two leaders during their White House meeting on trade.
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, was clearly shook by all the reporters shouting questions.
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TRUMP: - because we're just thinking about those cars that pour in here. And if we do work it out, that'll be positive.
Rutte pointed out that reciprocal investment by both countries supported 825,000 jobs in the U.S. and 250,000 posts in the Netherlands. The EU has threatened to retaliate with tariffs worth $294 billion on a number of USA exports. Trump has requested his Commerce Department study whether to impose additional tariffs on cars, trucks and auto parts imported from Europe and other foreign markets, prompting a warning from the European Union that such an action could lead to retaliation involving some $300 billion in USA goods.
There is domestic concern too, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce criticizing how Trump handled global disputes. It said that the tariffs he wants to impose could hurt the American economy. Trump is also threatening to impose tariffs on vehicles.
After a visit to the White House on Monday, Rutte told Nieuwsuur that it would be "very bad for America" if the continuing tit-for-tat levies spread to other goods.
Chamber President Tom Donohue said in a statement: "The administration is threatening to undermine the economic progress it worked so hard to achieve".