EU Elites Circle Wagons – Respond to Trump’s Latest Remarks
In an interview with the Times of London Donald Trump told reporters he likes order and Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” of admitting millions of unvetted migrants into Germany.
I like order. Certainly the Germans, this is something they are known for. But I do I like order. I like strength. I have great respect for her. I felt she was a great, great leader. I think she made one catastrophic mistake. And that was taking all of these illegals. Taking all of these people from wherever they come from. And nobody knows where they come from.
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On Monday EU elites responded to Trump and vowed to keep the union united against his attacks.
Russia Today reported:
“My positions are also known,” Merkel said, promising to “continue to work to ensure that the 27 [post-Brexit] member states work together effectively and, above all, in a forward-looking way.”
“We Europeans have our destiny in our own hands,” the chancellor said.
The call to stand together was also voiced by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who said: “as with the case of Brexit, the best way to defend Europe is to remain united.”
“This is a bit of an invitation that we are making to Mr. Trump. To remain a bloc. Not to forget that the force of Europeans is in their unity,” Ayrault said.
Luxembourg’s foreign minister, Jean Asselborn, expressed hope that Trump’s attitude will change after he’s inaugurated as the 45th president of the US.
“One must hope that the statements of candidate Trump starting Friday will go in a different direction. If the risks are summed up, it would be very destabilizing, which is not in the interest of America,” Asselborn said.
In the end, the EU rallied to provide a unified response, encouraged by Berlin and Paris, with politicians from different countries rushing to defend the European cause.
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