the United States helped the European countries to get rid of illusions. This was stated by the head of the European Council Donald Tusk, his words leads The Independent.
Tusk has said that now, in addition to traditional political issues, there is a new phenomenon: “naughty assertiveness of the American administration”.
“Looking at recent decisions of the President [of the USA Donald] trump, someone could even think: with friends like that who needs enemies. But to be honest, Europe should be grateful to President Trump, because thanks to him we got rid of all illusions,” he said.
Head of the European Council explained that the American leader has forced the Europeans to understand that helping yourself is to provide yourself: “If you need a helping hand, you can find it at the end of my hands.” At the same time, he believes that the relationship of Europe and the United States must be preserved, although you need to be prepared to act independently. And for that the European countries “need more political unity and determination,” said Tusk.