Trump is Obviously Not a Fan of the EU, Explains Obama’s Former Adviser on European Policy
The transatlantic partnership is in crisis. The advisor to former U.S. President Obama explains Europe’s relationship with the United States and Trump’s tantrum.
Karen Donfried leads the German Marshall Fund in Washington, one of the most important transatlantic think tanks. Previously, she helped shape European policy for the Obama administration.
-Ms. Donfried, are we facing the end of the transatlantic partnership?
Controversies have been always there. Think of the Suez crisis, the dispute over the deployment of the middle-range missiles on German territory, and the Iraq War. Yet, this time the situation is completely different. It’s not about specific decisions made by the U.S. government. The problem is more fundamental: President Trump is opposed to the international order that Americans and Europeans have created together – liberal democracy, the free-market economy, rule of law, and multilateralism. That's why this moment now is so worrying.