EU/HUMAN RIGHTS/JOE BIDEN/LGBTQ: “Let me be clear: LGBTQ+ rights are human rights — and ‘LGBT-free zones’ have no place in the European Union or anywhere in the world. https://t.co/zc8YvSq6iN?amp=1″ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, September 20, 2020 2:00 pm […]

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CORONAVIRUS/EU: “We continue to make progress in our fight against the China virus… This is in contrast to nations in the European Union, which have recently experienced a sharp increase in cases. They’re having a very big spike over there. We’re hopefully beyond our spike, and we’ll see, but we’re doing very well all over […]

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CHINA/EU: “There’s been no country that’s ripped us off more than China — and by the way, the European Union is no beauty either, okay, they treat us terribly, too. But there’s been no country that has ripped us off like China for many, many years, for decades where we’d lose anywhere from a few […]

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EU/GERMANY/NATO/RUSSIA: “The European Union is almost as bad as China. You know, everybody doesn’t like it when I say that, they say they’re our allies, well they take advantage of us tremendously on NATO, you know, they don’t pay their dues. Germany is delinquent for billions and billions and billions of dollars and we’re supposed […]

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/EU/FAKE NEWS: “Big flare ups in Europe. Fake News USA doesn’t like talking about this! RT @bopinion Last week’s 750 billion-euro ($877 billion) Covid-19 rescue fund marked a high point in the EU’s economic plan. But a new flare-up in infections on the continent is a grim reminder of the more immediate epidemiological threat: a […]

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EU: “The European Union was formed in order to take advantage of the United States. They formed, and they take advantage of the United States. And I know that, and they know I know that, but other Presidents had no idea.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference,” whitehouse.gov, July 14, 2020 […]

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CHINA/EU/OBAMA ADMIN/TARIFFS: “We are getting the Commercial Fishing Industry in Maine back on track (will be better than ever) after suffering years of stupidity and abuse from the previous administration. Already got 5000 square miles back and available to fish. China & E.U. told to drop their Tariffs now!!!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 13, 2020 […]

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CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So now the Fake News @nytimes is tracing the CoronaVirus origins back to Europe, NOT China. This is a first! I wonder what the Failing New York Times got for this one? Are there any NAMED sources? They were recently thrown out of China like dogs, and obviously want back in. Sad!” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The World Trade Organization will grant the United States permission to impose tariffs on the European Union as part of a prolonged scuffle over subsidies given to European plane maker Airbus, European officials said Monday [9-16-19], a move that is likely to exacerbate trade tensions across the Atlantic. The ruling, to be […]

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ECONOMY/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “European Central Bank, acting quickly, Cuts Rates 10 Basis Points. They are trying, and succeeding, in depreciating the Euro against the VERY strong Dollar, hurting U.S. exports…. And the Fed sits, and sits, and sits. They get paid to borrow money, while we are paying interest!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 12, 2019 […]

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EU/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE/UK: “Battered by serial defeats in Parliament, scolded by members of his own party, abandoned by even his own brother, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain looked this week like someone who could use a friend. He got one Thursday [9-5-19]— or at least a faithful understudy — in the person of […]

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CHINA/EU/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Trump is doing to China is not lost on the rest of the world. Europe has had among the most protectionist policies forever. They’re sitting there and saying, gee, are we next? Maybe you are! We’ve got to change the rules. The U.S. can’t defend the world and pay for it….”  […]

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CHINA/EU/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For all of the ‘geniuses’ out there, many who have been in other administrations and ‘taken to the cleaners’ by China, that want me to get together with the EU and others to go after China Trade practices remember, the EU & all treat us VERY unfairly on Trade also. Will […]

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ECONOMY/EU/FEDERAL RESERVE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Euro is dropping against the Dollar ‘like crazy,’ giving them a big export and manufacturing advantage…and the Fed does NOTHING! Our Dollar is now the strongest in history. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Except to those (manufacturers) that make product for sale outside the U.S.”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 30, 2019 […]

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EU/TECHNOLOGY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “European Union officials have drawn up an aggressive 173-page plan to counter both President Donald Trump’s trade moves and American tech giants including Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. According to a document obtained by POLITICO, European Commission officials are pushing their president-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, to set up a […]

Read More… from 8/22/2019


EU/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For the record, Denmark is only at 1.35% of GDP for NATO spending. They are a wealthy country and should be at 2%. We protect Europe and yet, only 8 of the 28 NATO countries are at the 2% mark. The United States is at a much, much higher level than that….”  […]

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EU/IRAN/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “George H.W. Bush led a coalition of some three dozen countries that kicked Saddam Hussein’s Iraq out of Kuwait in 1991. George W. Bush had his ‘coalition of the willing’ behind the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. But so far, Donald Trump’s coalition to protect oil tankers from alleged Iranian aggression […]

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CHINA/EU/FEDERAL RESERVE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….countries that know how to play the game against the U.S. That’s actually why the E.U. was formed….and for China, until now, the U.S. has been ‘easy pickens.’ The Fed has made all of the wrong moves. A small rate cut is not enough, but we will win anyway!”  –Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 7/29/2019


CHINA/EU/FEDERAL RESERVE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The E.U. and China will further lower interest rates and pump money into their systems, making it much easier for their manufacturers to sell product. In the meantime, and with very low inflation, our Fed does nothing – and probably will do very little by comparison. Too bad!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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AUSTRALIA/BORDER/EU/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s approach to migration, which has reshaped American border enforcement with its ‘zero tolerance’ policy, follows a model pioneered by the European Union and Australia — though they may not have pursued it with Mr. Trump’s bombast. Like Mr. Trump’s policies, defined by child-filled detention camps and his extraordinary move to […]

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EU/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/GERMANY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Ursula von der Leyen has called Donald Trump’s discussions of NATO ‘immature,’ questioned why he wants to be a ‘best buddy’ with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and even suggested the president is uncomfortable with strong female leaders. Now she’ll be his main counterpart in the European Union. On Tuesday [7-16-19], von der […]

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EU/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘It seems that the Brits and the French and the Germans are coming around to the idea that the Iranians are up to no good!’ @BillHemmer @FoxNews” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 11, 2019 9:12 am […]

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CHINA/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China and Europe playing big currency manipulation game and pumping money into their system in order to compete with USA. We should MATCH, or continue being the dummies who sit back and politely watch as other countries continue to play their games – as they have for many years!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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CHINA/EU/G20/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “European Union leaders warned on Friday [6-28-19] against the damage that escalating U.S.-China trade friction was inflicting on the global economy, as the Group of 20 economies began a two-day summit in Japan’s western city of Osaka. The annual G20 summit kicked off amid heightened global anxiety over a U.S.-China trade […]

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EU/IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the Trump administration continues its hardline approach on Iran, the European Union — in a bid to preserve the Iran nuclear deal — is reluctant to impose sanctions for potential violations of that deal, two diplomatic sources told CNN. Federica Mogherini, the top EU foreign affairs official, has conveyed this sentiment […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mario Draghi just announced more stimulus could come, which immediately dropped the Euro against the Dollar, making it unfairly easier for them to compete against the USA. They have been getting away with this for years, along with China and others.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 18, 2019 5:53 am […]

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EU/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is at a make-or-break moment with Iran. Tehran said Monday [6-17-19] it will soon take steps that likely violate the 2015 nuclear deal Trump himself abandoned, an announcement that came just days after the U.S. accused the Islamist-led country of sabotaging international oil tankers. The Pentagon announced Monday […]

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EU/FEDERAL RESERVE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “This is because the Euro and other currencies are devalued against the dollar, putting the U.S. at a big disadvantage. The Fed Interest rate way too high, added to ridiculous quantitative tightening! They don’t have a clue! https://t.co/0CpnUzJqB9” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 11, 2019 7:47 am […]

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EU/FEDERAL RESERVE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “This is because the Euro and other currencies are devalued against the dollar, putting the U.S. at a big disadvantage. The Fed Interest rate way to high, added to ridiculous quantitative tightening! They don’t have a clue! https://t.co/0CpnUzJqB9” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 11, 2019 7:08 am […]

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EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @bopinion: European landmarks have a question they desperately need answering: How do you stop the tourists from coming? https://t.co/7R…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 11, 2019 6:57 am […]

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EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “He was treated to full royal pageantry in London, an aerial tour of the sites of the Normandy landings in France and a round of golf at his luxury resort on the coast of Ireland. Now, it’s back to reality for Donald Trump. A growing number of political troubles are greeting the […]

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EU/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump and his aides have sent a dizzying, seemingly conflicting set of messages to Iran in recent weeks, ordering more troops to the Middle East and a carrier to the Arabian Sea as military threats even while declaring that Washington is seeking new negotiations, not war. European allies, still trying […]

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BRITAIN/EU/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘The President has received glowing reviews from the British Media. Here at home, not so much. MSNBC Ramps up hateful coverage and promotes conspiracy theories during Trump’s trip to Europe.’ @seanhannity The good news is that @maddow is dying in the ratings, along with @CNN!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 6, 2019 12:55 […]

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BRITAIN/EU/HOLIDAY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETS: “After the president’s three-day state visit to Britain, world leaders commemorated the World War II operation in northern France. President Trump left France for Ireland after meeting with President Emmanuel Macron and attending a D-Day commemoration. While visiting the American cemetery in Normandy, he also took swipes at Robert S. Mueller III, […]

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EU/HOLIDAY/NANCY PELOSI/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETS: “With marble crosses and Stars of David marking the graves of those who died fighting the Nazis on D-Day visible in the background, President Trump used the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy to bash the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, in an interview with […]

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EU/HOLIDAY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETS/WAR: “Standing on a sun-drenched bluff above the Normandy beaches, where 10,000 soldiers sacrificed themselves to a savage fusillade of gunfire and opened the way for Europe’s liberation in 1944, President Trump declared on Thursday [6-6-19], ‘We are gathered here on freedom’s altar.’ Seventy-five years after the D-Day invasion, the president, who has […]

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BORDER/BRITAIN/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Trump reassured Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, on Wednesday [6-5-19] that Britain’s exit from the European Union would ‘work out very well,’ including for Ireland, ‘with your wall, your border.’ This remark prompted the Irish leader to reply ‘one thing we want to avoid, of course, is a wall or border […]

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EU/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “European leaders are subjecting President Donald Trump to a crash course in history, hoping to use D-Day commemorations to shake his skepticism about alliances that have kept global peace for three-quarters of a century. The President saw for himself on Thursday the human price paid by thousands of Americans buried under […]

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BRITAIN/EU/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Tuesday [6-4-19] urged Britain to forge ahead with plans to quit the European Union, dangling the prospect of a ‘phenomenal’ trade deal with the United States as the British grapple with a polarizing political crisis. Mr. Trump said that ‘everything will be on the table’ in negotiations for […]

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ASIA/AUTO INDUSTRY/EU/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Tariff Man has struck again. US stock futures and global stock markets, including shares of Asian and European automakers, tumbled Friday [5-31-19] after President Donald Trump said the United States will impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports. Japan’s Nikkei (N225) slumped 1.6%, while South Korea’s KOSPI (KOSPI) was mostly […]

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EU/MELANIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will visit Ireland during their upcoming trip to Britain and France, and plan to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on June 5, the White House said on Tuesday [5-21-19]. A White House statement said the Trumps had accepted Varadkar’s invitation to visit Ireland while […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/EU/JAPAN/NATIONAL SECURITY/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [5-17-19] delayed by six months a series of tariffs on foreign cars from Europe and Japan, pushing back the aggressive move to give negotiators more time to reach broad trade agreements. Trump administration officials have determined that auto imports ‘threaten to impair the national security of the United […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/EU/JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [5-17-19] delayed a decision to slap duties or quota restrictions on imports of automobiles and auto parts, but said he still has the right to impose them in another six months as his administration pursues trade deals with the European Union and Japan…Trump has been considering […]

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CHINA/EU/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump’s plan to isolate Huawei on the world stage is going down like a lead balloon. While a series of measures announced this week aimed to ramp up pressure on U.S. allies to shun the Chinese telecom giant, none of them are so far rushing to follow Washington’s lead. Instead, two […]

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EU/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “He’s rolled back democratic checks on his power, mused about creating a European ethnostate and erected a razor-wire fence to keep migrants out, angering the rest of the European Union. So why was Hungary’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orbán meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Monday […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/EU/NATO/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and the prime minister of Slovakia congratulated each other Friday [5-3-19] on the respective strength of their nations’ economies as the two leaders met at the White House. Peter Pellegrini is the latest central European leader to visit the White House as the U.S. works to curry favor in […]

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EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….European countries are not helping at all, even though this was very much done for their benefit. They are refusing to take back prisoners from their specific countries. Not good!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 30, 2019 11:31 am […]

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BUSINESS/EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘Harley Davidson has struggled with Tariffs with the EU, currently paying 31%. They’ve had to move production overseas to try and offset some of that Tariff that they’ve been hit with which will rise to 66% in June of 2021.’ @MariaBartiromo So unfair to U.S. We will Reciprocate!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April […]

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CUBA/EU/FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The Trump administration will announce on Wednesday [4-17-19] a big shift in policy toward Cuba by allowing U.S. individuals to file legal claims against foreign companies that conduct business in Cuba, a senior administration official told POLITICO. The move represents a new hard-line stance against the island nation, which has been […]

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BREXIT/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Too bad that the European Union is being so tough on the United Kingdom and Brexit. The E.U. is likewise a brutal trading partner with the United States, which will change. Sometimes in life you have to let people breathe before it all comes back to bite you!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April […]

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AIRLINE INDUSTRY/EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday [4-9-19] the United States would impose tariffs on $11 billion of products from the European Union, a day after U.S. trade officials proposed a list of EU products to target as part of an ongoing aircraft dispute…The two sides have been locked in a […]

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EU/MILITARY/NATO/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “He flew across the ocean to celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary with the largest and most important member of the military alliance. So to outsiders it appeared to be an awkward moment on Tuesday [4-2-19] for Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general, as he sat stiffly by while President Trump criticized German […]

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BREXIT/BRITAIN/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump has offered the British prime minister advice on Brexit. The president’s son said this week that she should have followed it. Donald Trump Jr. accused ‘the European elites’ of trying to sabotage Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, in an op-ed  in  The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday [3-20-19]. He put […]

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DEFENSE/EU/MILITARY/NATO/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Despite many European countries boosting their defense budgets, only seven of the 29 NATO allies are currently reaching the recommended spending target of 2% of gross domestic product, according to NATO’s annual report, which was published Thursday [3-14-19]. President Donald Trump has long criticized NATO countries over their failure to meet the […]

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DEFENSE/EU/MILITARY/NATO/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Despite many European countries boosting their defense budgets, only seven of the 29 NATO allies are currently reaching the recommended spending target of 2% of gross domestic product, according to NATO’s annual report, which was published Thursday [3-14-19]. President Donald Trump has long criticized NATO countries over their failure to meet the […]

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BREXIT/EU/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump expressed skepticism Thursday [3-14-19] that the United Kingdom could put the question of whether to leave the European Union to another vote, saying it would be unfair. In a news conference with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Trump said he was ‘surprised at how badly’ Brexit negotiations have gone […]

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EU/ISIS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….The U.S. does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go. We do so much, and spend so much – Time for others to step up and do the job that they are so capable of doing. We are pulling back after […]

Read More… from 2/16/2019


EU/ISIS/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial. The Caliphate is ready to fall. The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them……..” -Donald […]

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EU/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday [2-1-19] that the US is suspending the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a key pact with Russia that has been a centerpiece of European security since the Cold War…The long-expected suspension, which has raised concerns about a renewed arms race with Moscow and put European […]

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CYBERWAR/EU/IRAN/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Hackers infiltrated the European Union’s diplomatic communications network for years, downloading thousands of cables that reveal concerns about an unpredictable Trump administration and struggles to deal with Russia and China and the risk that Iran would revive its nuclear program. In one cable, European diplomats described a meeting between President Trump and […]

Read More… from 12/18/2018


EU/MILITARY/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “The idea of a European Military didn’t work out too well in W.W. I or 2. But the U.S. was there for you, and always will be. All we ask is that you pay your fair share of NATO. Germany is paying 1% while the U.S. pays 4.3% of a much larger […]

Read More… from 12/8/2018


EU/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain continued her effort on Monday [11-26-18] to sell her agreement to withdraw from the European Union to skeptics in Parliament, she was blindsided by President Trump, who called the agreement ‘a great deal for the E.U.,’ and warned that, if it were adopted, it […]

Read More… from 11/26/2018


EU/MILITARY/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Europe has to pay their fair share for Military Protection. The European Union, for many years, has taken advantage of us on Trade, and then they don’t live up to their Military commitment through NATO. Things must change fast!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 25, 2018 3:27 pm […]

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EU/FRANCE/MILITARY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The large and violent French protests don’t take into account how badly the United States has been treated on Trade by the European Union or on fair and reasonable payments for our GREAT military protection. Both of these topics must be remedied soon.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 25, 2018 8:16 am […]

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ECONOMY/EU/FOREIGN POLICY/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After taking criticism in Europe for his ‘America First’ foreign policy, President Donald Trump resumed his complaints about NATO and the costs of the military partnership with Europe on Monday [11-12-18]…Trump’s tweets reiterated his complaints about the high cost of providing military protection for countries that sell the USA more goods […]

Read More… from 11/14/2018


CHINA/EU/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s trade war has provoked an internal fight among his top economic advisers, with officials sparring both publicly and behind the scenes over the best approach to dealing with China, the European Union and other trading partners. The disagreements spilled into view on Tuesday [11-13-18] as Larry Kudlow, the director […]

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EU/FRANCE/MILITARY/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 9, 2018 4:10 pm […]

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EU/FRANCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/NATO: “Fresh off the loss of the Republican-controlled House and discord over firing his attorney general, President Donald Trump is trying to remind the world he’s still the boss. His two-day visit to France, which includes meetings and meals with French President Emmanuel Macron along with a ceremony to commemorate the end of […]

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EU/FRANCE/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump wasted no time taking a poke at his French host Friday [11-9-18] as he arrived in Paris for events marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, tweeting as he landed that President Emmanuel Macron had made an ‘insulting’ proposal to build up Europe’s military […]

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