Source: Business Insider
Donald Trump is threatening to launch a damaging new trade war with the United States’ historically closest ally, the United Kingdom. In recent weeks Trump and his allies have issued a series of trade threats to the UK on everything from the future of the Iran nuclear deal to Huawei, to taxes on tech firms. The threats come as Britain prepares to leave the EU on January 31. The UK plans to seek a host of new trade deals as Trump appears to take advantage of the country’s vulnerable new position on the world stage. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Donald Trump is threatening to launch a damaging new trade war with the United Kingdom as the country prepares to leave the EU. In recent weeks the president and his allies have issued a series of threats to the UK on everything telecoms, to vehicle tariffs to security co-operation. It comes as the United Kingdom parliament on Wednesday voted to ratify Boris Johnson’s Brexit agreement with the EU on Wednesday, paving the way for Britain’s exit on January 31.