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British PM to Trump: tariffs are unjustified, disappointing

Theresa May and Donald Trump meet at the World Economic Forum in January
May and Trump meet at the World Economic Forum in January. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

British Prime Minister Theresa May told President Trump over the phone earlier today that the tariffs on EU steel and aluminum are "unjustified" and "deeply disappointing," according to a statement by a Downing Street spokesperson.

Big picture: Following Trump's announcement of new tariffs on Mexico, Canada and the EU last week, the EU retaliated with their own targets on Harley Davidson motorcycles and Kentucky bourbon — adding yet another Trump trade war.