Sanders slams Trump for insulting Germany
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 3:21
Martin Schulz, leader of the centre-left Social Democrats, told reporters Trump was "the destroyer of all Western values", adding that the U.S. president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance. It is hard to exaggerate its potential geopolitical significance.
The leaders of Germany and India heaped mutual praise upon each other Tuesday " each referring to the other as a "reliable partner" in a notable contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent public doubts about Germany's ties with the United States.
"But the importance we give to these ties can not lead to us renouncing fundamental principles such as our commitments against climate change and for open societies and free global trade".
The chief executive started his first full work day since arriving back in the U.S. Saturday night from his first foreign trip by firing off a tweet that criticized Germany. Now, on the defining issues of the times such as climate change, European security and free trade, the USA projects doubt that long-standing allies can count on it any longer for anything.
"The times in which we could rely fully on others - they are somewhat over", she added during, it should be noted, a campaign rally.
Those same sources say both Germany and Britain are certain their suspicions were correct, and they're "proceeding in their dealigns as if the United States is aligned with the goals of Russian Federation in terms of harming North Atlantic Treaty Organisation security", Eichenwald tweeted.
Trump's response came in the early hours of Tuesday when he took to Twitter to once again demand that Germany renegotiate the terms of transatlantic trade and boost its defense spending. Yet rather than criticize his rival or her Christian Democratic Union-led government for the strained relationship with Trump, Schulz has passionately offered support. Under the pact, the United States committed to reducing its emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.
Despite various signals that Trump and Merkel are not on the same page, as witnessed during the US President's Europe visit, the Press Secretary said that the US President views not just Germany, but the rest of the Europe as important ally to America. And as I have witnessed over the past few days, Europe must take its fate into its own hands.
Merkel welcomed Li's announcement that China would stand by its obligations on climate, saying that China and Germany are partners in building a "rules-based global order".
However, as tensions between the two side escalated rapidly, Merkel on Tuesday stressed German ties with the United States, saying that the relationship is of "outstanding importance".