Trump calls the European Union, Russia, and China 'foes' of the US

Lester Mason
July 15, 2018

With that in mind, a senior House of Representatives Republican told CBS's "Face the Nation" that Trump should ask Putin in Helsinki which airport the Russian hackers will be extradited to for being taken into US custody. As USA Today notes, the interview touched on some of today's most hot-button issues, including the US Supreme Court's potential to revisit Roe vs. Wade, Trump's meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, and child separation at the southern border.

"Well, I think we have a lot of foes", Trump said. "But it's possible we won't". Also, on Monday, Trump holds a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating U.S. intelligence findings that Russians conspired to sway the 2016 election in Mr Trump's favour.

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

"I hadn't thought of that", Trump said. "But certainly, I'll be asking about it". "I think it's ridiculous".

"That doesn't mean they are bad".

When asked to name the biggest competitor to the U.S. globally, Trump first named the European Union - which is comprised of several of the closest and oldest USA allies.

The US has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium against the European Union and other allies, sparking retaliation.


"You know I love those countries. Now, you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe", the president said.

Russian Federation "is a foe in certain respects", he told CBS in an interview recorded on Saturday.

In response, European Union leader Donald Tusk tweeted: "America and the European Union are best friends".

US President Donald Trump has offered both candid praise and unabashed criticism of Germany and its policies.

The Prime Minister revealed with a wry smile the Brexit negotiating advice the President said she had ignored.

Trump added others to his list, but in milder terms. When we draw up a communique, we generally read it, we negotiate, and then we support it. "So I want us to be able to sit down, to negotiate the best deal for Britain".

May's plans to leave the European Union have been tested in recent days with resignations from two key figures in navigating Brexit -- Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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