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EU chief on Trump: “With mates like that, who wants enemies?”

SOFIA, Bulgaria — European Union Council President Donald Tusk is deriding the actions of the USA beneath President Donald Trump as “capricious,” noting: “Somebody might even suppose ‘with mates like that, who wants enemies?'” Itemizing the normal issues dealing with Europe, starting from the increasing energy of China to the belligerence of Russia, Tusk stated: “We’re witnessing right this moment a brand new phenomenon, the capricious assertiveness of the American administration.”

Tusk additionally stated that Europe ought to be pleased about Mr. Trump “as a result of due to him, we now have removed all illusions.” 

“He has made us understand that, for those who want a serving to hand, you can find one on the finish of your arm,” he stated, in response to the Reuters information company.

As trans-Atlantic issues mount, Tusk is main an E.U. summit Wednesday night time to handle the excellent points with the Trump administration which heart on Washington pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and the menace to impose punitive commerce sanctions on the 28-nation E.U.   

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