After securing a trade truce with China, the US president has now turned to the EU. Trump threatened car tariffs if European countries implement a digital tax. The EU says a new deal could come "in a few weeks."
Von der Leyen told news agency DPA that the bloc hopes to have a deal "in the next few weeks." She did not, however, mention how comprehensive the deal would be.
Trump has set his sights on the EU after striking a Phase 1 trade deal with China in January, after years of a trade war that destabilized the world economy.
"I wanted to wait till I finished China, to be honest with you. I always like to be very transparent. I wanted to wait 'til I finished China. I didn't want to go with China and Europe at the same time," Trump told Fox Business News.