US President Donald Trump views the European Union “as a problem” amid a trade war with major allies in Europe, but he appreciates Russia as a potential trade partner, says an analyst.
James George Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst, made the remarks on Tuesday when asked about whether the close relationship between Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin aims to disintegrate the bloc.
“I think he looks at the world from a nationalist perspective where other countries either can be cooperative with what he sees in our national interests or they can be opposed to them, I think he does look at the European Union as a problem for the United States on trades specifically which is the same way I think he looks at China,” he said.
“Russia simply does not present that kind of problem for us when it comes to trade and I think he appreciates that fact,” he told Press TV.
“I don’t think he necessarily has an…