>> There's a Trump shaped shadow hanging over these T Tip negotiations. A meeting Brussels on the EU-US trade deal looking gloomier than usual, and that's going some. The fraught talks already seem dead in the water with President Obama in power. His administration saying existing disagreements meant they wouldn't be completed in 2016.
And soon there'll be a new negotiating partner.>> Now of course with a new President-Elect we don't really know what will happen. There is strong reason to believe there will be a pause in T Tip. A mere pause might even be optimistic. Donald Trump's campaign pledges have pointed to a protectionist President-Elect.
The 45th President hasn't said he will scupper the planned transatlantic trade deal, but he's continually blamed similar deals for hurting U.S. workers. Add to that, EU apprehension of Trump's tenure. This will be a waiting game. Will his rhetoric amount to policy? But the mood here in Brussels appears to be the deal could be on borrowed time.