Trump’s unreliability increases Germany’s commitment to the EU

This past week has been disastrous for US-EU relations, culminating with US President Donald Trump labelling the European Union a "foe" of the US. I think it's hard to spin events positively despite Trump's alleged successes in Brussels earlier. Some comments on what this means for the EU follow below.
Donald Trump's promotional tactics on NATO spending
Now, last week I asked whether the Germans and the French had acquiesced to Trump's bullying over NATO military expenditures. And the apparent answer was, yes, they had made some sort of commitment to increase military spending. That's what I believed in part due to statements Donald Trump made at the tail end of his NATO visit.

But subsequently it became apparent that the increases may well have been the ones already planned as a result o...


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