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The EU President Just Labeled America a "Threat" as Bad as Radical Islam

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EU President Donald Tusk

European Union (EU) President Donald Tusk released an open letter this morning to 27 of the bloc's leaders.

In his letter, Tusk suggested the European Union label longtime ally the United States a "threat," effectively putting America in a category alongside China, Russia, radical Islam, war, and terror.

But Tusk wasn't finished with his rhetoric after drafting and releasing this letter...

He then turned his written message into a public speech to deliver just a few moments afterward...

The EU President Suggests Stealing an American Patriotic Adage

From the Estonian capital, Tallinn, the EU president claimed that the first weeks of Donald Trump's presidency are contributing to the "highly unpredictable" outlook for the bloc, CBS News reported this morning.

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Tusk went on to say he believes the EU currently faces an unprecedented threat from the United States. He suggested stealing one of America's own patriotic adages to counter it...

Tusk said the bloc should "borrow" the American motto: "United we stand, divided we fall" - and if the bloc is indeed under economic and political attack from the United States, it should "fall" as a unit.

While Tusk's criticism of Trump is among the most vocal by EU officials since the real estate mogul's election, he is far from being the only foreign politician to speak out.

Just yesterday, Guy Verhofstadt, the EU's chief negotiator on Brexit, said Trump and his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, are determined to break up the European Union.

Verhofstadt identified three major threats to the EU, with radical Islam and Russia being the first two.

The United States is the third.

Many of President Trump's decisions since assuming the Oval Office on Jan. 20 have spawned fiery political retorts and unexpected economical reactions around the world.

Just yesterday, Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors told us about the concerning, unanticipated energy consequences President Trump's policy decisions have triggered in Europe so far - to the point where important energy partners are losing interest in doing business with U.S. companies. Read Moors' inside scoop on the rapidly changing global energy landscape here.

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