Top EU Figure Demolishes Trump For Destroying The World Order The US Created
Donald Tusk, president of the European Commission, slammed Donald Trump on Friday for “undermining” the U.S.-led international order.
“The rules-based international order is being challenged … not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor, the U.S.,” Tusk told reporters at a news conference according to The Washington Post.
“We will not stop trying to convince our American friends and President Trump that undermining this order makes no sense at all, because it would only play into the hands of those who seek a new, post-West order, where liberal democracy and fundamental freedoms would cease to exist,” he said.
Tusk was also one of the people that criticized Trump for suggesting that Russia be reinstated into the group.
“Naturally we cannot force the U.S. to change its mind,” he said. “Of course we are open to reasonable arguments, whenever something doesn’t function well. There is always room for debate. Even in difficult times like these, and despite all the differences, there is still much more that unites us, than divides us. It is far too early for our adversaries and enemies to celebrate.”
Trump’s comments also drew bipartisan condemnation.
“This is weak,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), a vocal Trump critic. “Putin is not our friend and he is not the president’s buddy. He is a thug using Soviet-style aggression to wage a shadow war against America, and our leaders should act like it.”
“Putin’s Russia invaded its neighbors, violated our sovereignty by undermining elections, and attacks dissidents abroad,” former Vice President Joe Biden wrote on Twitter. “Yet our President wants to reward him with a seat at the table while alienating our closest democratic allies. It makes no sense.”