WASHINGTON/PARIS/BEIJING (Reuters) – President Donald Trump promised on Thursday to show great flexibility and cooperation toward the United States’ “real friends” as he prepared to impose import tariffs that have provoked warnings of a trade war from Europe and China.

Trump had been expected later in the day to sign a proclamation imposing 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum, but this could slide into Friday.

A White House official also said on Wednesday night that Trump planned to offer Canada and Mexico – fellow signatories

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