German Foreign Minister Said Europe Can No Longer Fully Rely On The White House
On Monday, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Europe can no longer fully rely on the White House.
“We can no longer completely rely on the White House,” Maas told the Funke newspaper group. “To maintain our partnership with the U.S. we must readjust it. The first clear consequence can only be that we need to align ourselves even more closely in Europe. Europe must not let itself be divided however sharp the verbal attacks and absurd the tweets may be.”
“Well, I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade,” Trump said. “Now, you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe. Russia is a foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. But it doesn’t mean they are bad. It doesn’t mean anything. It means that they are competitive.”
The “absurd” tweets Maas referred concern Trump’s attempt to use Germany as a distraction during the controversy over family separations at the U.S. border.
The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 18. Juni 2018
Why isn’t the European Union and Canada informing the public that for years they have used massive Trade Tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers against the U.S. Totally unfair to our farmers, workers & companies. Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 8. Juni 2018