Kai Diekmann, a German journalist, has had an opportunity to conduct a long interview with President elect Donald Trump. In today’s edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung he reports:
“Trump mentioned that a nice gentleman from the EU had called him to congratulate him on his election, but he couldn’t recall the name. We then tried to help him: was it perhaps a Mr. Juncker? – Ah yes, that’s right, that was the guy’s name… Trump couldn’t care less for the EU – to him it is there only to undermine US trade interests. He says that very candidly.”
In actual fact, it was not Juncker who called, but Donald Tusk – and Trump is confounding the two. He really seems to care a lot.
Nice prospects for the trans-atlantic relationship…