Real evidence that Trump is burning decades-old bridges came from the comments from a senior EU official days before Trump meets with NATO allies.
The AP reported:
On the eve of a NATO summit meant to showcase the West’s unity and resolve to counter Russia, European Council President Donald Tusk directed a remark at Trump, saying “it is always worth knowing who is your strategic friend and who is your strategic problem.”
“America does not have and will not have a better ally than Europe today,” Tusk said. “Europeans spend on defense many times more than Russia and as much as China, and I think you can have no doubt, Mr. President, that this is an investment in common American and European defense and security, which cannot be said with confidence about Russian or Chinese spending.”
“Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don’t have all that many,” he said.
The damage that Trump is doing to US alliances and weakening the West is real. The United States can’t go it alone. It needs its most trusted allies. The western alliance is the backbone of the strength of democracy in the world. When Trump undermines the western alliance, he is doing Putin’s bidding. The real friends of the United States are not anti-democratic regimes in North Korea, Russia, and China.
America’s true friends are those who this president continues to feud and start trade wars with.
This president has picked all the wrong friends, and consequences for the United States are already mounting.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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