European Union is foe, but China and Russian Federation as well

Lester Mason
July 15, 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he "disrespected" Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack "ain't ever going to happen" MORE after Trump declared the European Union (EU) one of his biggest global foes. "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade", Mr Trump told CBS's "Face the Nation".

European Union Council President Donald Tusk immediately seized on Trump's remarks on Sunday, saying that America and the EU are "best friends". Russia's a foe in certain respects. "It means that they are competitive". It doesn't mean anything. "They want to do well and we want to do well, and we're starting to do well".

This comment comes on the heels of Trump's advising British Prime Minister Theresa May to sue the EU to resolve tense negotiations over the United Kingdom's looming exit from the political and economic union that now includes 28 member states.

In the interview, Trump also continued his assault on Germany that he began during the two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on Brussels earlier in the week, calling out the country for a pipeline deal with Russian Federation.

Although his mother, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, was born in Scotland, his father, Fred Trump, was, in fact, born in New York City.

"I love those countries".

Nicholas Burns, a former former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, now a Harvard Kennedy School Professor, notes the European Union is America's "largest trade partner, largest investor in our economy, our ally in climate, human rights+protecting democracy".

"President Trump is the leader of a great country".

Pressed as to why he first listed the European Union as a foe, Trump responded, "No, I look at them all. I think it's ridiculous".

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