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US Won't 'Allow' Russian Meddling in Midterms

07 March 2018

"The United States has been taken advantage of by other countries, both friendly and not so friendly", Trump said, singling out the European Union in particular, saying barriers on trade made it hard for U.S. goods to enter the bloc.

"The Russians had no impact on our votes whatsoever", Trump said at a press conference alongside Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven Tuesday, despite an ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the election.

Trump said his administration is conducting a deep study and will have strong suggestions on protecting the midterms and beyond. "They make it nearly impossible for us to do business with them and yet they send their cars and everything else back into the United States", Trump said.

President defends plans for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, says the USA has been mistreated for years.

"There will be people, I won't be specific, but there will be people that change", Trump said.

"We'll counteract whatever they do". "We'll soon find out".

President Donald Trump praised Sweden as a close ally Tuesday, but he also said he had been right in his criticism of the country's immigration policies.

"I think they're honest also because the sanctions and what we're doing with respect to North Korea, including the great help that we've been given from China".

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Trump and Lfven also spoke about trade, with Trump saying he planned to move ahead with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, noting that the USA has always been "mistreated" by trade deals. "The European Union has not treated us fairly and it's been a very, very unfair trade situation".

President Donald Trump listens as Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. "They want a piece of the West Wing", Trump said.

It's not quite clear exactly what Trump is referring to in his remarks.

Trump didn't seem alarmed by the possibility of an escalating trade war: "We'll have to see; when we're behind on every single country, trade wars aren't so bad, do you understand what I mean by that?"

"I continue to be concerned about what other countries do in response to that", he stated.

"That hit a nerve for him", another user tweeted, noting that Trump preceded his statement with the phrase "believe me", a surefire sign that he was telling "a big fat lie".

After a meeting with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea revealed the rogue regime's willingness to denuclearize.

US Won't 'Allow' Russian Meddling in Midterms