Trump calls the European Union a 'foe' of America

President Trump named the European Union as a foe of the United States. More

President Trump named the European Union as a foe of the United States. More

With that in mind, a senior House of Representatives Republican told CBS's "Face the Nation" that Trump should ask Putin in Helsinki which airport the Russian hackers will be extradited to for being taken into USA custody. When asked about who he sees as the U.S.'s biggest foe, he said that the USA has "a lot of foes". "Now, you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe", the president said. "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade", he said. "China is a foe economically. but that doesn't mean they are bad". It doesn't mean anything. "It means that they are competitive", said Trump. The US leader added that he doesn't necessarily view them negatively.

Listing the European Union before China and Russian Federation - both of which have had a more hostile relationship with the U.S. - would likely surprise a lot of people, Glor said.

"Germany's like sitting back silent, collecting money and making a fortune with probably the greatest leader in the world today, Merkel", Trump said in a 2015 interview with USA news magazine Time. Last week at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Trump launched a fresh attack on Germany, claiming the country was "totally controlled" and held "captive by Russia" thanks to a gas pipeline deal which the president grossly misrepresented the importance of to Germany's energy needs. His father's parents were both born in Bavaria. "Sue the European Union, not go into negotiations, sue them", she said.

"I love those countries".

Trump continued railing against the former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who's anti-Trump text messages led to his firing from Mueller's team, adding that Strzok wanted "to do things against me before I was even-I guess before I was even the candidate".

France v Croatia 14 July 2018
But perhaps feeling complacent after beating Germany in the semi-finals, France flopped. "I think that our team is quite calm". It's now time for the final, the match that will decide who becomes the latest side to lift the coveted Jules Rimet trophy.

"I respect the leaders of those countries", he said. And then you look how, you know, partisan it is.

Trump also said he watched Strzok's House testimony last week. "Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news", Mr Tusk said on Twitter.

"America and the European Union are best friends", Tusk wrote.

According to Trump, the pipeline deal has generated "a lot of anger" for Germany, and it won't even be good for the country in the long run anyway. "What, are they waving a white flag?" he added.

People attend "Helsinki Calling" protest ahead of meeting between the U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in front of Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland July 15, 2018.

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