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Trump: The EU is a Trade ‘Foe’

The president accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of waving the "white flag" to Russia.

By NTK Staff | 07.15.2018 @11:04am

Asked who he saw as the greatest foe of the United States, President Trump said that America has “a lot of foes” across the world, and he first named the European Union as a major competitor.

“I think the European Union is a foe – what they do to us on trade,” the president explained. “You wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe.”

“In a trade sense, they’ve really taken advantage of us,” he said.

Trump added that he sees Russia and China as adversaries of the United States.

“That doesn’t mean they’re bad,” he said. “It means they’re competitors. They want to do well, and we want to do well.”

The president re-opened fire on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany, bashing their natural gas pipeline deal with Russia.

“There’s a lot of anger at the fact that Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars,” Trump fumed. “What are they – waving the white flag?”

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