Donald Trump Hails European Union For ‘Great job’ Uniting In Brexit Era
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World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: April 03, 2017 03:45 IST
LONDON: US President Donald Trump commended the European Union (EU) for doing “a great job” in joining after Britain’s choice to stop the alliance, in a Financial Times meet distributed on Sunday.
“I would have thought when it happened that more (nations) would take after, yet I truly think the European Union is starting to act responsibly,” Trump said of Britain’s choice to leave the European Union.
The US president adulated the alliance for doing “a great job in uniting it back” since the stun submission result in June.
He praised the EU for embracing “an alternate soul for holding together” as of late.
Trump’s remarks are a takeoff from his expectation in January that “different nations will leave” the coalition taking after Brexit, which he then portrayed as an “awesome thing”.
His comments in a joint meeting to The Times and Bild daily papers came in front of his introduction, starting a furious response among European pioneers.
The EU “has no requirement for outside counsel”, French President Francois Hollande said gruffly, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the time told correspondents “We Europeans have our destiny in our own hands”.
‘An extraordinary arrangement’
Addressing the Financial Times, Trump guaranteed Brexit would be certain for both sides of the arranging table.
“I really think it will be an extraordinary arrangement for UK, and I think it will be outrageously great likewise for the European Union,” he was cited as saying.
Trump was joined on the presidential crusade by Nigel Farage, a key player in the Brexit choice who asked US voters a year ago to agree with the insurgent competitor.
England last Wednesday started the procedure for stopping the EU, a move that provoked a more formal reaction from the White House.
“We regard the will of the British electorate and her grandness’ legislature in making strides of leaving the European Union. … Whatever future the UK-EU relationship seems as though, we need the UK to remain a solid pioneer in Europe,” White House representative Sean Spicer said.
Biting sentiments regardless wait amongst Washington and Brussels, caught on Thursday when European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker clowned he was prepared to energize US freedom developments if Trump neglected to tone down his Brexit bolster.
“The recently chose president is enchanted to see Britain leave” the European Union, Juncker said in Malta.
“On the off chance that he continues, I will advance the autonomy of Ohio and Austin, Texas,'” he said in German at a congress of the European People’s Party (EPP).