EUROPEANS DO NOT TRUST TRUMP OR US, SURVEY
A new report, published by the think tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), revealed that Europeans “no longer believe that the US can serve as the guarantor of their security.” When asked “whose side should your country take in a conflict between the United States and Russia?” the majority of respondents in all 14 EU countries said “neither.”
According to an Independent story, the report's author, Senior Policy Fellow and Director of the European Power program at ECFR, Susi Dennison, said: “Our polling confirms that Trump is toxic in Europe, and that this is feeding into distrust of the US security guarantee. The fact that Europeans are split on whether defence resources should go to the EU or NATO suggests that they no longer have the confidence in the alliance they once had."
Countries polled include Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden.