President Donald Trump took aim at European Union council president Donald Tusk Thursday in response to his criticism of the White House.
“Looking at the latest decisions of Donald Trump, someone could even think: With friends like that, who needs enemies,” Tusk told reporters Wednesday, adding “but, frankly speaking, Europe should be grateful by President Trump. Because, thanks to him, we got rid of all the illusions. He has made us realize that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm.”
Trump responded in kind during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “I could reverse that. Look, the European Union has been terrible to the United States on trade. They’ve been terrible to our workers.”
The president continued, “I know Jean-Claude very well and I know Donald very well… Frankly, the European Union outside of China a couple of others treats us, on trade, as badly as you can be treated …They can call me all sorts of names.”