Donald Trump calls European Union a 'foe'

Asked to name the U.S.'s "biggest foe globally" in an interview conducted Saturday and aired Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation", Trump turned first to the European Union, saying "we have a lot of foes".

Trump also said he hadn't thought of pressing Russian President Vladimir Putin on extraditing the dozen Russian officials charged with hacking Democratic emails.

"I think we have a lot of foes", Trump said. "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade".

"Well, I think we have a lot of foes".

When CBS News host Jeff Glor asked him to identify his "biggest foe globally right now", Trump said the European Union, as well as Russian Federation "in certain respects" and China "economically". "China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe", said Mr Trump. But simply because he considers these actors to be a "foe" does not necessarily mean that they are bad, he clarified. It doesn't mean anything. It means that they are competitors.

A trade war is also under way with China after the United States implemented tariffs for what it called unfair trade practices by Beijing. Maybe the thing that's most hard - don't forget, both of my parents were born in European Union sectors, OK?

"Germany's like sitting back silent, collecting money and making a fortune with probably the greatest leader in the world today, Merkel", Trump said in a 2015 interview with USA news magazine Time. "Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news", employing one of Trump's favorite pejoratives for news stories he does not like. His father's parents were both born in Bavaria.

"I love those countries".

The president has antagonized long-time USA allies - targeting Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom in interviews and trade policy.

Trump recently took aim at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on Twitter before saying last week in a meeting with other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders that Moscow controlled Berlin because of an energy pipeline project.

"I respect the leaders of those countries", Trump said of the European Union. Trump arrived in Helsinki on Sunday evening after spending the day playing golf at his private club in Scotland. You're supposed to be fighting for someone and then that someone gives billions of dollars to the one you're, you know, guarding against. "But in a trade sense, they've really taken advantage of us". "What, are they waving a white flag?" he added.

EU President Donald Tusk tweeted in response, "America and the EU are best friends".

In the same Face the Nation interview, Trump claimed that he had "low expectations" for his Monday meeting with once such leader, Vladimir Putin.

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