Trump Twitter-rages at EU with threat of a trade war after push-back over his steel tariffs
Pres. Donald Trump gives an angry response during an interview (Screen capture)

President Donald Trump broke his Saturday Twitter silence to rage about trade imbalances after a week in which his proposal to institute massive tariffs on steel and aluminum was roundly blasted, and caused a massive drop in the stock market.

Saturday afternoon Trump tweeted, "The United States has an $800 Billion Dollar Yearly Trade Deficit because of our 'very stupid' trade deals and policies. Our jobs and wealth are being given to other countries that have taken advantage of us for years. They laugh at what fools our leaders have been. No more!"

Moments later he added, "If the E.U. wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on U.S. companies doing business there, we will simply apply a Tax on their Cars which freely pour into the U.S. They make it impossible for our cars (and more) to sell there. Big trade imbalance!"

You can read the tweets below: