The two were speaking for the first time since the levies were imposed last week

Theresa May has told Donald Trump that US tariffs on EU steel are “unjustified and deeply disappointing”, speaking by phone with the American president for the first time since the levies were imposed last week.

Downing Street said the 30 minute call on Monday afternoon was constructive and stressed the close national security relationship between the two countries. May will not push for a UK exemption to the new US border tariffs of 25% on EU imports of rolled steel and 10% on aluminium as the UK will join the bloc’s push for European exemption.

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