Johnson made the statements after arriving for the G7 summit in the southwestern French city of Biarritz.
“Clearly the state of global trade, I’m very worried about the way it’s going. The growth of protectionism, of tariffs, that we’re seeing,” Johnson said. “There are all sorts of people, who will take any excuse at all to interfere with free trade and to frustrate trade deals, and I don’t want to see that.”
When questioned by reporters on whether he would ask Trump not to escalate the trade war with China, Johnson responded “you bet.”
Trump arrived in France Saturday…