“A senior German official..said: “No one any longer believes that Trump cares about the views or interests of the allies. It’s broken.”” -NYT
Damage already done: “Two years of Mr. Trump, and a majority of French and Germans now trust Russia and China more than the United States.”
Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry
In the last few days of a prestigious security conference in Munich, the rift between Europe and the Trump administration became open, angry and concrete, diplomats and analysts say
Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry via
Maybe it won't be #china but #europe that will gain most from Trump's self-inflicted collapse (from which only billionaires benefit)
John le Carré never imagined that Moscow Centre could own the United States so easily.
It'll be funny, when the "rift" continues post-Trump because of the structural difference between EU and US, as well as difference in interests like Russian gas pipeline, Iran, and NATO/EU-Army duplication. Not that stupid journalism would change. Still.
Trump makes unilateral decisions on international matters. Pence calls that a renewal of leadership of the West. Europeans are like: no, that's the opposite of leadership and it's dividing the West. Russia and China are amused.
This is from a security conference but it does not make me feel secure! Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry via