DONALD TUSK has launched a furious attack at US A over his decision to spark a trade war while the bigger threat of Russia looms over the world.
The European Council President urged Mr Trump to “make trade not war”, insisting “real friends” would not engage in arguments over trade tariffs for steel and aluminium.
Mr Tusk accused Mr Trump of “Transatlantic bickering” and announced he would put the issue of Russia on the table for next week’s European Council meeting.
European Union leaders will discuss the poisoning of a former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, in the UK.
“I express my full solidarity with Prime Minister Theresa May in the fact of the brutal attack inspired, most likely, by Moscow,” Mr Tusk told a press conference in Helsinki.
“I already to put the issue on next week’s European Council agenda.”
The former Polish prime minister, however, refused to speculate on how the EU would react to Russia.
The EU will wait until Britain itself proposes actions before deciding on a common approach, he added.
Mr Trump was the target of his next message, warning the US President to end the so-called trade war and join with the EU and Britain to combat the Russian threat.
Mr Tusk said: “There is no need to explain the significance of close cooperations between European and Americans.