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Sun May 21, 2017, 08:08 AM

Robert Reich: Anti-Trump sentiment is even stronger in Europe than it is in the U.S.

European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

I spent much of the past week speaking with officials and cabinet ministers in Europe. All they wanted to talk about was Trump.

Here, in summary, are the most frequent remarks I heard from them, and from others in my travels, in rough order of frequency:

Trump is unstable, and we’re not going to count on anything he says or commits to.
Trump doesn’t support NATO or European integration.
Trump is actively encouraging racist nationalists in our country.
Trump is allied with Putin to bring Europe down.
There’s no doubt Trump worked with Putin to win the U.S. presidential election.
If Trump’s polls drop too low, he’ll start a war in order to get Americans to rally around him. (Opinions varied on whether Trump’s war would be with North Korea, Iran, terrorists in Nigeria, or an escalation in Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan.)
How did you Americans come to elect this ego-maniac? (Others called him an infant, moron, ignoramus, fool.)
He’s another Berlusconi (or Franco, Mussolini, Salazar, Hitler).
We remember fascism. We never thought it would happen in America.
The world depends on American leadership. We’re very worried.
Robert Reich had a prescient conclusion based on his conversation.


My overall impression: Anti-Trump sentiment is even stronger in Europe than it is in the U.S. If Trump expects his European trip to give him a reprieve from his troubles at home, he’s mistaken.

https://theliberalnetwork.com/2017/05/21/europe-view-trump/

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kpete May 2017 OP
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Sun May 21, 2017, 08:14 AM

1. Yes, Europe may save us this time. nt

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Sun May 21, 2017, 08:16 AM

2. I don't know why anyone would be surprised

 

Trump represents everything a large majority of Europeans hate.

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Sun May 21, 2017, 08:52 AM

3. europeans wouldn't ignore a psyops of 1000 coordinated radio stations

working together for 30 years to create an alternate reality in which republicans like trump are acceptable and help them pass legislation to help them get elected.

the party has turned onto a dangerous joke trying to serve limbaugh and the dittoheads and liberals still ignore that

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Sun May 21, 2017, 09:11 AM

4. Well, DUH!

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Sun May 21, 2017, 09:12 AM

5. That and ten bucks would get us exactly what?

 

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