President Trump continues to stir up controversy, not only here at home, but all across the globe, as nations around the world struggle to figure out exactly how to approach the unfiltered leader of the free world.
In fact, the European Union Chair has declared Trump to be a “threat” to the EU on par with Russia, China, and, believe it or not, radical Islam.
At the core of the concern is the president’s support of Brexit and his recent travel ban on refugees from countries known to support radical terror groups.
Because, protecting one’s country from violent extremists is apparently frowned upon in progressive La-La Land.
According to Reuters:European Council President Donald Tusk, a conservative former premier of Poland, wrote to EU national leaders to lay out themes for discussion when they meet in Malta on Friday to discuss the future of their Union as Britain prepares to leave. In vivid language that reflects deep concern in Europe at the new U.S. president’s support for Brexit, as well as his ban on refugees and people from several Muslim countries, Tusk called on Europeans to rally against eurosceptic nationalists at home and take “spectacular steps” to deepen the continent’s integration.
Saying the EU faced the biggest challenges of its 60-year history, Tusk named an “assertive China”, “Russia’s aggressive policy” toward its neighbors and “radical Islam” fueling anarchy in the Middle East and Africa as key external threats.
These, “as well as worrying declarations by the new American administration, all make our future highly unpredictable,” he said.
Laying out issues leaders may address in a 60th anniversary declaration at Rome in March, Tusk said the EU unity built after World War Two and the Cold War was needed “to avoid another historic catastrophe”. He also said Americans should not weaken Transatlantic ties fundamental to “global order and peace”.
“The disintegration of the European Union will not lead to the restoration of some mythical, full sovereignty of its member states, but to their real and factual dependence on the great superpowers: the United States, Russia and China,” Tusk wrote to the EU leaders. “Only together can we be fully independent.”
Not everyone, however, is so eager to slam on Trump. The article continues:
Senior officials discussed a possible EU response to Trump at a meeting in Brussels on Monday where some governments stressed that Europeans should not be hasty to alienate a key ally, diplomats said.
“We don’t want to get fired,” one senior EU diplomat said in reference to Trump’s reality TV catchphrase.
Another said that because the full U.S. administration was not yet in place, Europeans should be cautious: “No government in Europe can respond in a coherent manner to this series of orders and tweets,” the diplomat said.
The bottom line: Trump is far from a threat the European Union. In fact, the biggest threat to their security is the rampant socialism they continue to practice, and the idiotic progressive ideology they use to justify letting in refugees from countries that support terrorism.
If they want to preserve their way of life, perhaps they could take a few cues from President Trump and enact policies that will actually go the distance in preventing mass shootings and other dangers to European citizens.
Just a thought.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]