Trump labels the European Union a 'foe'

Source: The Hill | July 15, 2018 | Brett Samuels

President Trump declared in an interview aired Sunday that the European Union “is a foe” because of its economic policies.

Asked by CBS News’s Jeff Glor what he considers his biggest foe globally, Trump cited the European Union and its trade practices before mentioning Russia and China.

“I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe,” Trump said from his golf course in Scotland.

“Russia is foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. But that doesn’t mean they are bad,” he continued. “It doesn’t mean anything. It means that they are competitive. They want to do well and we want to do well.”

Trump in recent months has antagonized long-time U.S. allies — targeting Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom in interviews and trade policy.


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