Categories for EU

32,091. 1/17/2020

EU/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The so-called ‘Supreme Leader’ of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe. Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering. He should be very careful with his words!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 17, 2020 5:22 pm

31,756. 12/13/2019

EU/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN! Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U. Celebrate Boris!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 13, 2019 1:08 am

31,715. 12/12/2019

EU/IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “I also have constantly asked, ‘Why aren’t Germany, France and other European countries helping Ukraine more? They are the biggest beneficiaries. Why is it always the good ol’ United States?’ The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, never mention this at their phony hearing!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 12, 2019 11:05 am

31,135. 12/2/2019

DEMS/EU/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Heading to Europe to represent our Country and fight hard for the American People while the Do Nothing Democrats purposely scheduled an Impeachment Hoax hearing on the same date as NATO. Not nice! https://t.co/LCXYhoOWF6

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 2, 2019 11:02 am

30,917. 11/22/2019

CAMBODIA/CHINA/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China’s closest regional allies. Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for more than 34 years, has been under increasing western pressure to improve his human rights record, with the European Union threatening the withdrawal of important trade benefits. The relationship with the United States has been particularly dire after Cambodian accusations of U.S. plotting against Hun Sen…Critics have called Cambodia a one-party state since the Supreme Court dissolved opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) in 2017, paving the way for Hun Sen’s ruling party to win all the seats in parliament in an election last year.”

Reuters Staff, “Trump Urges Cambodia to Return to ‘Democratic Path’ After Crackdown,” The New York Times online, November 22, 2019

30,771. 11/18/2019

AMBASSADOR/EU/STATE/TRUMP PEOPLE/UKRAINE: “A diplomat at the US embassy in Ukraine told lawmakers last week he’d ‘never seen anything’ like the call Gordon Sondland placed to President Donald Trump at a restaurant in Kiev, according to a transcript of his deposition released Monday [11-18-19] night. David Holmes, the political adviser at the embassy, said he was taken aback both by the conversation he overheard and the woeful lack of operational security demonstrated by Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union…Holmes also provided lawmakers with more details about what happened after the US security aid money was released on September 11, saying there was a belief that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was going to follow through with a CNN interview to announce the investigations once the money was unfrozen.”

Jeremy Herb and Kevin Liptak, “US diplomat in Kiev said he’s ‘never seen anything’ like Trump-Sondland call in restaurant,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, November 18, 2019 11:44 pm

30,752. 11/18/2019

EU/FOREIGN POLICY/ISRAEL/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “Does it deliver a hefty domestic political payoff, reverse an Obama administration position, upturn international law and irritate the European Union? If so, it’s probably a Trump administration foreign policy decision. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday [11-18-19] that the US now rejects a 1978 State Department legal opinion that deemed Israeli settlements in the West Bank ‘inconsistent with international law.’ Like moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2017, this dramatic new stance on settlements — considered illegal by the United Nations and EU — further deprives the Palestinians of leverage and validates Benjamin Netanyahu’s close relationship with Trump at an existential moment for the Israeli PM. Perhaps more important for the US President, Monday’s decision is a gift to conservative evangelical voters who support Israel for reasons of biblical prophecy, as well as to his US donors who are also supportive of right-wing politicians in Israel.”

Stephen Collinson, “Why would Trump reverse US policy on Israeli settlements? Good question.,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, November 18, 2019 12:05 am

30,744. 11/17/2019

EU/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “Republicans & others must remember, the Ukrainian President and Foreign Minister both said that there was no pressure placed on them whatsoever. Also, they didn’t even know the money wasn’t paid, and got the money with no conditions. But why isn’t Germany, France (Europe) paying?”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 17, 2019 3:08 pm

30,614. 11/14/2019

AMBASSADOR/EU/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “A second U.S. embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a key cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing the need for Ukrainian officials to pursue ‘investigations,’ The Associated Press has learned. The July 26 call between Trump and Gordon Sondland was first described during testimony Wednesday [11-13-19] by William B. Taylor Jr., the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Taylor said one of his staffers overhead the call while Sondland was in a restaurant the day after Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that triggered the House impeachment inquiry. The second diplomatic staffer also at the table was Suriya Jayanti, a foreign service officer based in Kyiv. A person briefed on what Jayanti overheard spoke to AP on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter currently under investigation.”

AP Staff, “Second U.S. embassy official reportedly heard Trump call with Sondland,” Associated Press, November 14, 2019 12:19 pm

30,483. 11/11/2019

AUTO INDUSTRY/EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration, in a move that could forestall potentially devastating tariffs on foreign automobiles, is in discussions with European carmakers about increasing their investment and employment in the United States. The talks come ahead of a Wednesday deadline for President Trump to decide whether to make good on his threat to impose tariffs on foreign cars and car parts, which his administration has declared a national security threat. Mr. Trump is widely expected to delay the tariffs for several months, because there is little appetite in the administration to move ahead with them now, according to people familiar with the deliberations. While neither side will call it a deal, the carmakers have worked out an understanding with American officials in an effort to prevent Mr. Trump from imposing the tariffs. German carmakers have quietly promised big investments in their United States factories, American and European officials said Monday [11-11-19]. Foreign carmakers hope that pledges of larger investments in the United States could give Mr. Trump enough bragging rights to delay the tariffs.”

Jack Ewing and Ana Swanson, “Trump May Punt on Auto Tariffs as European Carmakers Propose Plan,” The New York Times online, November 11, 2019

30,340. 11/6/2019

BRITAIN/EU/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spoke with President Trump by phone on Tuesday [11-5-19], and to judge by the dueling summaries of the call provided by the White House and 10 Downing Street, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Trump were involved in two completely different conversations. The White House said the two leaders pledged to negotiate ‘a robust bilateral free trade agreement once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.’ Downing Street said nothing about a deal, noting instead that Mr. Johnson urged Mr. Trump to lift American tariffs on Scotch whisky. Such divergent accounts of a leader-to-leader call are not unheard-of, but the timing of this one, on the eve of Britain’s general election campaign, was telling. It shows just how much of a liability Mr. Trump has become for Mr. Johnson. Once, the prime minister talked up the benefits of having a close friend in the White House; now he is distancing himself from a figure who is radioactive to many Britons.”

Mark Landler, “A Not-So-Special Relationship: Facing Voters, Johnson Backs Away From Trump,” The New York Times online, November 6, 2019

30,029. 10/29/2019

EU/FEDERAL RESERVE/JAPAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘Over in Europe and Japan they have NEGATIVE RATES. They get paid to borrow money. Don’t we have to follow our competitors?’ @Varneyco Yes we do. The Fed doesn’t have a clue! We have unlimited potential, only held back by the Federal Reserve. But we are winning anyway!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 29, 2019 10:13 am

29,621. 10/18/2019

EU/ISIS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….I have just been notified that some European Nations are now willing, for the first time, to take the ISIS Fighters that came from their nations. This is good news, but should have been done after WE captured them. Anyway, big progress being made!!!!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 18, 2019 10:42 am

29,603. 10/17/2019

AMBASSADOR/EU/HOUSE OF REPS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/UKRAINE: “Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, bolstered Democrats’ impeachment inquiry Thursday [10-17-19] as he broke sharply from President Donald Trump in testimony before House investigators. During nearly nine hours of testimony, Sondland said he reluctantly indulged what he described as the president’s efforts to run Ukraine policy through his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. He indicated that he opposed Trump’s orders to reach out to Giuliani, who was pushing the Ukrainian government to investigate Trump’s political rivals..In his closed-door testimony, Sondland said he contacted Giuliani anyway at Trump’s direction after a May 23 meeting at the White House, and that Giuliani drew a direct link between scheduling a White House visit for Ukraine’s newly elected president and demands that Ukraine prioritize investigations targeting Trump’s political opponents, including former Vice President Joe Biden.”

Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney, “Gordon Sondland says Giuliani pushed Ukraine probes at Trump’s direction,” Politico, October 17, 2019 11:11 pm

29,486. 10/14/2019

EU/ISIS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Don’t the Europeans have a lot of responsibility?’ @KatiePavlich Thank you Katie, I offered ISIS prisoners to the European countries from where they came, and was rejected on numerous occasions. They probably figured that the U.S. would bear the tremendous cost as always!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 14, 2019 2:06 pm

29,485. 10/14/2019

EU/ISIS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘To his credit the Europeans didn’t step up to deal with this ISIS problem – it’s a lot of the reason why we are in this situation today. Now, Angela Merkel of Germany is finally stepping up and telling Turkey to back off….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 14, 2019 2:06 pm

29,468. 10/14/2019

EU/KURDS/SANCTIONS/TURKEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved. Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly. Big sanctions on Turkey coming! Do people really think we should go to war with NATO Member Turkey? Never ending wars will end!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 14, 2019 6:14 am

29,467. 10/14/2019

EU/ISIS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Brian Kilmeade over at @foxandfriends got it all wrong. We are not going into another war between people who have been fighting with each other for 200 years. Europe had a chance to get their ISIS prisoners, but didn’t want the cost. ‘Let the USA pay,’ they said…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 14, 2019 6:14 am

29,248. 10/8/2019

AMBASSADOR/DEMS/EU/IMPEACHMENT/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Democrats on Tuesday [10-8-19] issued a subpoena to a central witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump after he bowed to a State Department order to skip a deposition earlier in the day. Gordon Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, had been expected to testify Tuesday morning as part of an expanding impeachment probe by three House committees related to Trump’s efforts to press Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump endorsed the decision to block Sondland’s testimony in a tweet, accusing Democrats of running a ‘kangaroo court.’ Now Democrats have subpoenaed Sondland for his testimony and documents that they say are being withheld by the State Department. The subpoena demands those documents be turned over by Oct. 14, and that Sondland sit for a deposition on Oct. 16 before three congressional panels.”

Kyle Cheney, “Democrats subpoena Gordon Sondland after Trump intervenes,” Politico, October 8, 2019 8:37 am

29,180. 10/7/2019

EU/ISIS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….including capturing thousands of ISIS fighters, mostly from Europe. But Europe did not want them back, they said you keep them USA! I said “NO, we did you a great favor and now you want us to hold them in U.S. prisons at tremendous cost. They are yours for trials.” They…..”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 7, 2019 6:40 am

28,999. 10/3/2019

EU/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The U.S. won a $7.5 Billion award from the World Trade Organization against the European Union, who has for many years treated the USA very badly on Trade due to Tariffs, Trade Barriers, and more. This case going on for years, a nice victory!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 3, 2019 5:00 am

28,992. 10/2/2019

AGRICULTURE/AIRLINE INDUSTRY/EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The Trump administration said Wednesday [10-2-19] that it would impose tariffs on European aircraft, French wine and cheese, Spanish olive oil and other goods starting Oct. 18, after the World Trade Organization granted the United States permission to tax as much as $7.5 billion of European exports annually. The tariffs are part of a long-running complaint over subsidies given to the European plane maker Airbus and are intended to allow the United States to recoup some of the losses the American plane maker Boeing sustained because of Europe’s trade practices. The ruling on Wednesday gives the go-ahead for the United States to impose enough tariffs to block $7.5 billion in trade from Europe annually, until the two sides reach a negotiated settlement, or the organization decides that Europe is in compliance with its rules. The tariffs could raise prices for American companies and customers who import products from Europe, affecting airlines, manufacturers and consumers at the grocery store.”

Ana Swanson, “U.S. to Tax European Aircraft, Agriculture and Other Goods,” The New York Times online, October 2, 2019 

28,914. 9/30/2019

CORRUPTION/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “Very simple! I was looking for Corruption and also why Germany, France and others in the European Union don’t do more for Ukraine. Why is it always the USA that does so much and puts up so much money for Ukraine and other countries? By the way, the Bidens were corrupt!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 8:58 am

28,642. 9/24/2019

EU/FOREIGN AID/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “WHAT TRUMP SAID ‘But my complaint has always been and I’ll withhold again and I’ll continue to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine because they’re not doing it. Just the United States. We’re putting up the bulk of the money. And I’m asking why is that.’ — in remarks to reporters before the United Nations General Assembly meeting on Tuesday [9-24-19]. This is exaggerated. President Trump was responding to reports that he had directed his staff to freeze military aid to Ukraine before he pressed the country’s president to investigate unsubstantiated corruption allegations involving former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. But Mr. Trump is wrong that other countries do not contribute to Ukraine’s efforts to counteract Russian aggression in recent years. Aid across different countries is difficult to compare, as there is no single publicly accessible source that aggregates all forms of assistance. And some sources of data shows that the European Union has actually provided more aid to Ukraine than the United States.”

Linda Qiu, “Trump’s Misleading Defense for Withholding Assistance to Ukraine,” The New York Times online, September 24, 2019

28,553. 9/19/2019

ASIA/ECONOMY/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘The U.S. Economy is the envy of the world, as Europe and Asia slide ever toward recession. But the Left is trying to avoid talking about the Trump Economy.’ @IngrahamAngle The Best Is Yet To Come.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 19, 2019 9:49 pm