This F#@king Guy

Donald Trump just held a joint presser with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and it went about as well as you'd expect, with Trump bragging about how terrific he's doing as president and claiming that Russia didn't meddle in the 2016 election and asserting that his White House isn't having any problem hiring staff.

And, naturally, with a European leader standing right beside him, he whined about how unfair Europe is to the United States:

The European Union has not treated us well, and it's been a very, very unfair trade situation. I'm here to protect — and one of the reasons I was elected is I'm protecting our workers; I'm protecting our companies. And I'm not gonna let that happen. So we're doing tariffs on steel — we cannot lose our steel industry; it's a fraction of what it once was. And we can't lose our aluminum industry, also a fraction of what it once was. And our country's doing well. The massive tax cuts and all of the deregulation has really kicked us into gear. But I have to work on trade deals. We're working on NAFTA right now.
By way of reminder, Trump used Chinese steel for his 2008 Trump International Hotel project in Vegas.

For his part, Löfven managed not to laugh in nor punch Trump's face, in a remarkable act of restraint, and instead merely commented: "Increased tariffs will hurt all of us in the long run."

Indeed they will.

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