Shock US Presidential election winner Donald and Prime Minister Trump Theresa May
Mr Schafer warned Donald Trump‘s rise to power had left the UK even more isolated in a post-Brexit Europe and claimed chances of striking a trade deal with the US under the new administration had been vastly reduced as a result of his victory.
Some British ministers believe Mr Trump’s open approval of Brexit and his previous criticisms of the European Union stands the UK in good stead with the White House.
Alex Schafer said Theresa May was ‘delusional’ to think she could strike a deal with Donald Trump
Even before Tuesday the chances were rather low, now the hope for this kind of deal seems delusional
“Regarding foreign and security policy in general, the UK can withdraw from the European Union, but they cannot withdraw themselves from the European map.
“With a more inward-looking Trump administration, it is in United Kingdom’s own interest to seek close co-operation with their EU partners in this field.”
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has told EU leaders to end their ‘whinge-o-rama’ over Donald Trump
Jean-Claude Juncker said Donald Trump would have to tour a world he knows nothing about
European leaders and politicians react to Trump’s election win
“With regards to refugees and other non-Americans, Trump has an approach which in no way coincides with the approach in Europe.”
Peace and Freedom comment: All of this above seems a bit over-blown. Consider the source. World leaders will figure all this out as the election talk fade and reality increases… And below, of course The New York times is right. They were right about Hillary. Weren’t they?
BERLIN — And then there was one.
Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has emerged as the last powerful defender of Europe and the trans-Atlantic alliance after the election of Donald J. Trump. But after 11 years in power, she is tired, her associates say, and under siege seemingly from all directions.
She is under pressure from the same forces that elevated Mr. Trump in America, fueled Britain’s vote to exit the European Union and are now propelling the populist Marine Le Pen in France. At home, the hard-right Alternative for Germany party has scored a string of victories in state elections.
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