European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denies that U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively condemned German trade policies. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denied on Friday (May 26) that U.S. President Donald Trump had aggressively condemned German trade policies during a meeting in Brussels on Thursday (May 25). German media reports said Trump had denounced Berlin's policies as "very bad" and had signalled that he wanted to limit sales of German cars in the United States. "He did not say that the Germans were behaving badly," Juncker said in Sicily before the start of a Group of Seven (G7) summit that brings together the leaders of the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Japan and Canada. European Council President Donald Tusk, who spoke at the news conference with Juncker, said he will not comment on unconfirmed reports, adding that today's "political culture of permanent leaks" needs "professional plumbers rather than indiscreet diplomats".