“It is up to us to guarantee European security,” Macron said in an August, the addition that the continent could no longer rely on the United States for protection.
“President Macron’s call for a major European defense defense stems from two sets of factors,” explained BBC defense correspondent Jonathan Marcus, “his support for the major European project, on the one hand, but also the fear of as much as the Trumpad administration does on the other hand, because it violates treaties, etc. “
While Macron, who employed a few months after Trump in May 2017, initially seemed to have a positive relationship with the US president, having since publicly spoken of many issues like the Paris Climate Agreement , trade tariffs and Iran’s nuclear agreement. Last month, the Frenen president emphasized the importance of the Treaty’s Cold War era in a direct discussion with Trump, after the White House signaled that it would withdraw from the decades-old agreement.
Despite the warnings and fears of the French President, he will host Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on November 11 in Paris. At the end of October, Trump described the upcoming trip as “very exciting” in a tweet and said he had just talked with the French president to discuss the celebration.
But Trump also described the European Union as an “enemy” last summer. When asked about world powers he saw as a threat to the United States, the president mentioned the long American Allies first before he also pointed to Russia and China.
“Yes, I think we have many enemies. I think the European Union is an enemy, what they do for us in trade,” he says. “Now you should not think of the European Union, but they are an enemy. “