Tusk: Excessive US pressure could lead to NATO collapse
The European Union must strengthen its defenses and be able to act independently of the United States, said the 28 leaders of the European Union.
European Council President Donald Tusk has expressed concern that the Trump administration's "enormous pressure" on Europe could destroy their alliance. Specifically, he mentioned:
"Despite our tireless efforts to maintain the unity of the West, transatlantic relations are under enormous pressure due to President Trump's policies."
Donald Tusk called on European leaders to move beyond talks on steel and aluminum tariffs and consider leaving NATO.
"Unfortunately, the dimensions are beyond trade. "I believe, while I hope for the best, that we should prepare our Union for the worst-case scenario."
It is recalled that Trump at the GXNUMX summit earlier this month said that NATO "is as bad as NAFTA" and is "too expensive" for the United States. His remarks spread fears across Europe, as they thought he could use the next summit in Brussels to cut off defense funding.
European leaders want to reduce their American dependence on NATO.