Trump calls the European Union an 'enemy' before Putin summit

Trump calls the European Union an 'enemy' before Putin summit

In an interview with the TV network, US President said he thinks 'European Union is an enemy for what they do to us in trade'

Trump disembarks in Helsinki to find PutinLeonhard Foeger / Reuters / 15.7.2018On the eve of his meeting with Russian Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump again criticized the Allies for labeling the European Union as "enemy" to trade.In a pre-summit interview on CBS News's "Face the Nation" program broadcast on Sunday, Trump focused on the EU with China and Russia as US economic adversaries."I think the European Union is an enemy, what they do to us in trade," he said.Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, responded on Twitter using one of Trump's favorite phrases."The US and the EU are best friends," Tusk wrote."Whoever says we are enemies is spreading false news."Trump and Putin will meet Monday in Helsinki for their first independent meeting since Trump took office in January 2017.Trump left for Helsinki this Sunday after spending the day playing golf at his private club in Scotland.Trump and his advisors worked over the weekend to soften exp...


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