16 July 2018 - 09:06
Trump: EU biggest US foe

TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) –US President Donald Trump named the European Union as a “foe” of the US in an interview, days after a contentious meeting with NATO allies, but a top European official said the suggestion was “fake news.”

Over the past few days, Trump badgered NATO allies over their military spending levels. He attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel over a pipeline deal with Russia. And he chastised British Prime Minister Theresa May for not pursuing a “hard” enough break with the EU in Brexit talks and for dismissing his advice.

According to Bloomberg, asked to name the US’s “biggest foe globally” in an interview conducted Saturday and aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Trump first mentioned the EU, adding that “we have a lot of foes.”

“I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade,” Trump responded. “Now you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe.”

Trump also listed Russia as a “foe in certain respects” and China as “a foe economically.”

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