President-elect Donald Trump vowed over the weekend to a quick trade to help deal with the UK in an attempt to smooth the country’s way out of the European Union, the further strengthening of the relations with the Brexit movement, he praised during his campaign.
At the same time, in an interview with The Times of London, Sunday, Trump also released riled European leaders, by dismissal of the E. U. as a “vehicle for Germany.”
Trump screwed to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel over their decision more than a million Syrian refugees in their country. While Trump said he had great respect for Merkel, he accused her that “a catastrophic error”, the Leak triggered.
“[I]f [the EU countries] had not been forced to take in all the refugees, so many of them, with all the problems that it brings … it, I don’t think you would have a Brexit,” he said.
Trump used the interview to again the Brexit decision to leave the E. U., the says support, he was a “big fan” of the British
Amid widespread questions about how the British re-establish trade relations with international partners, as soon as it leaves, to work, Trump vowed that a US-UK Treaty: “We will work very hard to make it finish quickly and get done right. Good for both sides.”
Trump’s remarks stand in contrast to President Obama’s warning ahead of the June vote, that the UK would need to be addressed at the “rear” for a trade deal, when it agreed to leave.
The President-elect also showed indifference to the E. U. as a whole: “you look at the European Union and Germany. Basically, a vehicle for Germany. That’s why I thought that the UK was so smart to get out.”
Trump has spoken positively of the Brexit decision in the past, and again compared them with his own populist campaign. But his recent remarks in which he goes ahead to say “Brexit to the end, will be a great thing,” along with the promise of a trade deal, were greeted with particular enthusiasm by the pro-brexit politicians.
“It is a very good message that the United States of America wants to do, a good free-trade deal with the us and wants to it very quickly and it’s great to hear that from the President-elect, Donald Trump,” the British foreign Minister, Boris Johnson told reporters in Brussels on Monday.
“I was pleased to hear Mr. Trump speak so positively about Brexit, the” UK Independence y MP Douglas Carswell FoxNews.com said. “It means so much to me-and the millions of British who have voted to leave the EU. It is good to know that our American allies who will help us to make it work.”
Trump’s remarks come as Prime Minister Theresa May is set to be a big speech on the issue on Tuesday, in which it is expected, for a so-called “hard Brexit” – in the UK, the E. U.’s internal market and customs Union, in order to ensure that the control of Britain’s borders.
Carswell, whose party was largely left in the campaign, the E. U., said that Trump’s comments a significant impact in the reduction of the fierce European resistance against Leakage.are likely to
“If there is a US/UK trade business based on mutual standard recognition, to impose far-away from the EU protectionist barriers, attempts to us, you might ask, even if you are part of something very similar could,” he said.
Trump also said some NATO partners are not figures enough in the Alliance, and again his last charge, the Alliance sought “obsolete.”
“With that being said, the NATO is very important for me. There are five countries, the numbers are what they are supposed to. Five. It’s not much,” he said.
Trump’s comments on Europe immediately drew criticism from European politicians. Merkel said, “I think, we Europeans have our fate in our own hands”, when asked about Trump’s comments Monday morning.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Trump NATO comments had “caused astonishment” both in Brussels with the NATO leaders.
“Firstly, it goes against the statements of the nominees for Minister of defense a few days ago. We need to see what it will yield in terms of U.S. foreign policy. The same is true for the statements about trade policy,” he said according to the Wall Street Journal. “We count on the USA to remain to its international obligations, including in the world trade organization.”
The French foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the European leaders to remain United.
“As is the case with the Brexit, the best way to the defence of Europe, which is rather what has invited Mr Trump to us, to do that, not to stay, to remain United, to forget like a Block, and that the strength of the Europeans lies in their unity,” he said, according to the magazine.
However, Carswell stated, there may be some support for the trump attitude in the UK.
“Europe needs to start looking at the performance of his duties as a part of the larger Western and post-brexit the UK, you can make part of that happen,” he said.
In the wide-ranging interview, Trump also hope that the United States “some good deals” with Russia, including the reduction of nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of the US sanctions expressed.
Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for FoxNews.com. He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.