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Подарок Трампа для Европы

ОКСФОРД – На недавней конференции во Франции некоторые европейцы удивляли своих американских коллег утверждением, будто президент США Дональд Трамп на самом деле может оказаться полезным для Европы. Поскольку Трамп возвращается в Европу на саммит «Большой двадцатки» в Гамбурге, имеет смысл задаться вопросом, а насколько они правы.

Практически во всех аспектах президентство Трампа для Европы является кошмаром. Он явно презирает Евросоюз. У него прохладные отношения с немецким канцлером Ангелой Меркель, зато он дружит с авторитарным президентом Турции Реджепом Тайипом Эрдоганом и восхищается президентом России Владимиром Путиным.

Трамп приветствовал предстоящий выход Британии из ЕС. На первой же встрече с премьер-министром Терезой Мэй он, как сообщается, спросил её с энтузиазмом: «Кто будет следующим?». Трамп крайне запоздало подтвердил готовность соблюдать пятую статью устава НАТО (обязательство о взаимной обороне); он объявил о выходе США из Парижского соглашения о климате, очень популярного в Европе; наконец, он сократил американское финансирование ООН, которую Европа активно поддерживает.

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