Skip to comments."I think the European Union is a foe," Trump says ahead of Putin meeting in Helsinki
Posted on 07/15/2018 1:39:12 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Coming off a contentious NATO summit and a trip to the U.K. in which he seemed to undercut the government of America's closest ally, President Trump took aim at another Western institution just days before his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor in Scotland on Saturday, President Trump named the European Union -- comprising some of America's oldest allies -- when asked to identify his "biggest foe globally right now."
"Well, I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now, you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe. Russia is foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. But that doesn't mean they are bad. It doesn't mean anything. It means that they are competitive," Mr. Trump said at his golf club in Turnberry, Scotland. Trump on Putin meeting: "I go in with low expectations"
"I respect the leaders of those countries. But, in a trade sense, they've really taken advantage of us and many of those countries are in NATO and they weren't paying their bills," he added.
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They are. Anyone against us, is our enemy. Pretty straightforward.
If the EU is a foe then why are we spending billions of dollars each year keeping troops there to help defend them?
Germany, the U.K. and France are many things, but “close allies” of America?
No, they are NOT, See BS.
The Democrat Party released an urgent statement on Donald Trump
The EU does not have our best interests at heart.
They steal from us and demand the US citizen pay to defend them.
Seems like an interesting statement to draw Putin in a little. But nah, Drumf is an orange idiot.
Yup. If NATO aint paying their share, then we can do whatever we want on their soil without their pathetic permission then.
Back In The EUSSR!!!
“If the EU is a foe then why are we spending billions of dollars each year keeping troops there to help defend them?
Good question. Ask Trump to explain. That said — there are degrees of being a foe and different situations for each country.
I’ve always thought Socialism of any form were our enemies, and the EU has always been quite near the top of my list. The reason being so many hold so dear the land of their ancestors, and overlook the danger the Socialist EU actually is.
The novachok nerve agent deaths in Britain and the incessant focus on Russia by our own domestic traitors looks an awful lot like a concerted effort by the left to sabotage any normalizations in relations between Russia an the U.S.
I’m so glad we finally have a POTUS who calls a spade a spade.
I think it’s interesting that no single scribe was willing to affix their nom de plume to this screed. They’ll let SeeBS take whatever response arises from it. The naked mendacity of the article is such that it might have been done by Dan Rather. Whatever! It’s still FAKE NEWS.
Leftists are still the psychological property of Europe. They are mentally colonized.
Hey, took long enough for the US to say the obvious, that the European Union is our foe. That was their goal, organize to compete against us and others where they couldn’t individually. EU goes or NAATO goes. Pretty simple.
But one word - foe. Foe is synonymous with enemy. Why are we protecting our enemies?