US President Donald Trump is possibly planning to destroy the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union, says a former US Senate policy adviser and diplomat.
James Jatras, who is a specialist in international relations and legislative politics in Washington, DC, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday while commenting on a statement of Trump.
Trump said on Wednesday that the European Union is “possibly as bad as China” on trade, as possible trade wars loom with both the Asian giant as well as longtime allies in Europe and Canada.
Trump has reportedly also written to several NATO allies, asking them to increase their share of the costs for defense of the alliance and warning the United States is losing patience.
Trump sent letters last month to leaders of NATO allies including Germany, Belgium, Norway and Canada, ratcheting up tensions ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels next week, according…