Further trade agreements could be at risk.
Trump has already pulled out of the TPP* wants to change Nafta and has gone after car makers in Germany. Spectres of the Japan trade war are rearing their heads.
The UK seems desperate to garner a trade deal with the US, but with current events vitriolic, this leaves many wondering what kind of deal the UK may have to accept in order to trade with the US.
Japan is set to meet Trump on February 10 and has scrambled a task force to deal with it, according to Reuters.
The TransPacificPartnership is a multilateral trade deal with 12 countries (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam) , according to Reuters with trade rules covering nearly 40 percent of the world economy and a collective population of about 800 million.