IMHO, the Huawei case is much more blunt than the TTIP negotiations.
That’s for sure… as nearly anything Trump.
The latter was rather typical back-room behaviour while the former is a more or less obvious trade war and a hard try to “protect” the local economy by selective economical isolation.
I was referring to the US Administration which, if I remember correctly, put forward national security to counter (AFAIR) FOIA requests targeted at the content of those negotiations.
Underlying is an (mis-)understanding of globalisation that is more radical in respect to confrontation than everything I can remember of in the history of US administrations after WW2.
The tone has become abominable, yes, but let’s not forget that the ideological and financial background (e.g. the Koch family, etc.) has been there all the time…