While addressing the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told foreign policy experts that Germany’s relationship with the United States has deteriorated significantly under Trump’s administration. Gabriel also accused Trump of pushing Europe towards nuclear war.
Furthermore, Gabriel warned that the West would lose its influence over world affairs if Western nations followed the Trump’s America. Because of Trump’s harsh “America first” ideology, Germany is going to pursue its own worldview agenda and break from the shadow of the White House.
“The U.S. no longer sees the world as a global community but as a fighting arena where everyone has to seek their own advantage,” Gabriel said, according to Deutsche Welle.
“Germany can no longer simply react to U.S. policy but must establish its own position…even after Trump leaves the White House, relations with the U.S. will never be the same.”
Gabriel urged other European countries to follow their lead and stand up against “a new nuclear arms race in Europe.”
Just a couple of months ago Gabriel protested Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, which Germany endorsed, saying it was “imperative that Europe sticks together on this issue.” And in August, he warned that Trump’s rhetoric against North Korea could lead to a war that this “in the worst-case scenario…could result in more victims than World War II.”
As Trump turns America from the leader of the free world to the world’s biggest bully, we are losing support from our allies—and he is so detrimental that kicking him out or electing someone better isn’t enough to gain their trust back. It will take decades to repair the damage Trump’s damage.
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