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Trump management annoys the European Union with the diplomatic snub

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President Trump officials of the European Union, angered by the downgrade of the E. U. delegation in Washington, the diplomatic status — and not, say, you.

The move by the State Department, of Germany, the Deutsche Welle, down the E. U. stepped in the Washington delegation of the member States of the international organization reported.

“We don’t know exactly when they did it, because they forget, conveniently, to tell us,” E. U. official, the outlet reported that the move was initially in October or November.

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The move is largely where the diplomats sit at functions such as dinners, receptions, and funerals. DW reported that the delegation be realized only when the officials of the organization of the state funeral of former President George H. W. Bush, confirmed by the lowered status is respected — and Ambassador David O’sullivan was called to pay until “the last man”.

The decision provoked fury from the Soviet bloc, with an E. U. parliamentary group for the U.S. relations to write to Congress to blow up, “the increasingly harmful approach from the White house” and accused the White house of a downgrade of the E. U. Ambassador “at the bottom of the list.”

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The letter, obtained by the Associated Press, complains that the administration has criticized the E. U. as a bureaucratic and “praised populist and nationalist movements” sitting for E. U. governments.

“Such movements play the powers in the hands of the rival super and can only be said to a greater fragmentation, rather than much-needed enhanced cooperation”, the letter, warning of the dangers of China, Russia and Iran.

The E. U. mission and the State Department did not respond to requests for comment from Fox News.

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Trump has abandoned a series of populist movements, particularly the effort of great Britain to the European Union. He was also critical of leaders, particularly German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who have adopted or encouraged the migration of peoples.

And he has made no secret of his contempt for the European Union as a body. He has repeatedly criticized the E. U. for unfair trade practices and has tried to change the trade relations with the Eastern bloc.

He scored a victory in July, when he announced to fix in addition to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the E. U. officials had agreed to increase imports of soya beans and liquid natural gas, as well as the agreement to work on the goal of “zero” tariffs and subsidies to non – automotive industrial goods — and the last duties of both sides.

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In an interview with CBS News, which described the same month, Trump to the E. U. as an “enemy.”

“I think the European Union as an enemy, what do you do to us in the trade,” he said. “You would not think of the European Union, but they are an enemy.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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