US President Donald Trump says Brussels will inevitably agree to negotiate a new trade agreement with Washington as talks between the two sides have long been at a standstill.

“They’re going to make a deal, because they have to. They have to. They have no choice,” Trump told CNBC on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

The EU and the US have been locked in a trade row since 2018, when the US hit European steel and aluminum imports with additional tariffs. Brussels retaliated with extra duties on a range of US imports, from agricultural products to steel, aluminium items, and manufactured goods.

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“We’ve had a tremendous deficit for many, many years, over $150 billion with Europe,” Trump said on Wednesday. (RT)