The meeting came two days before Washington is slated to impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion of imports of European Union goods, including many Italian cheeses, following the World Trade Organization's green light for the move over subsidies to planemaker Airbus. "Hopefully, I don't have to do that", Trump said.
The WTO has found that Airbus and its US rival Boeing received billions of dollars of illegal subsidies in a pair of cases that have run for 15 years. Trump said he was pleased, however, that Italy has agreed to purchase 90 "brand-new, attractive F-35s", a fighter jet produced by Lockheed Martin.
The leaders were expected to discuss trade, digital taxes and countering Chinese trade practices they consider unfair during their meeting.
"There may be tariffs in six months' time concerning the subsidies given to Boeing", Mattarella warned through an interpreter.
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Trudeau's rival, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, said that he is "not very interested what former foreign leaders are saying". Obama has rarely spoken out explicitly about political leaders, in the United States or overseas , since he left office in 2017.
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After a joint news conference, Mattarella was to join Trump at a reception celebrating Italian Americans.
"We are aiming to define solutions that can strengthen our relationships because commercial trade tensions are to the benefit of no one", he said.
The United States has said it will impose 10% tariffs on Airbus planes and 25% duties on a range of products, including Italian cheese, French wine, Scottish whiskies and other products from across the continent. An adjudication in the Boeing case is expected early in 2020, which will pave the way for the European Union to impose tariffs on USA goods. "This is a mere race between tariffs and mutual tariffs".
Columbus Day was on Monday, but some cities and states instead recognise Indigenous Peoples' Day over concerns that Columbus helped launch centuries of genocide against indigenous populations in the Americas.
"I view the situation on the Turkish border with Syria to be, for the USA, strategically brilliant", Trump said less than a week after USA forces in Syria came under fire by Turkish artillery. "Some people don't like that".