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16 October, Tuesday


'With friends like that who needs enemies' - Top EU official slams Trump

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A top European Union official slammed President Trump on Wednesday for his recent dealings with Europe, suggesting that Europe can no longer rely on keeping diplomatic solidarity with the U.S. 
 
"With friends like that who needs enemies," tweeted Donald Tusk, the president of the EU's European Council.
 
"Looking at latest decisions of @realDonaldTrump someone could even think: with friends like that who needs enemies. But frankly, EU should be grateful. Thanks to him we got rid of all illusions," Tusk said. "We realise that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm."
Trump broke with Europe by pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement last week despite the urgings of Germany, France and Great Britain. Leaders of all three countries pressed Trump to reconsider his decision. 
 
Trump has also hit EU members this year by imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. And he has regularly lambasted European partners in NATO for not spending enough on defense.

 

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