Angela Merkel said that Europe can no longer count on the United States, just two days after Trump left a stormy G7 Summit in Italy, in which he enraged Merkel and the other leaders in when he stated his point of view on security, climate change and tax.
Merkel has urged EU to stick together in this new uncertain situation. She said on Sunday at an event in Bavaria: “The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days.”
The background of this relationship between America and Europe go way back to the world war two and the cold war when NATO was created to protect Western Europe from the Soviet invasion.
However, the German chancellor stressed the importance of seeking new alliances “wherever that is possible, including with Russia, but also with others.”
Europe has relied on America’s military since the end of World War two. The close relationship has formed a strong economic and social bond between the member nations.
Anyhow, Trump complained about EU not paying their costs. And now Markel’s decision to move away from Trump could mean a worldwide disorder. America and Western Europeans countries cooperating have driven the world’s agenda, and this all can change now.
Her statement came after the G7 countries were not able to reach an agreement that would see the 2015 Paris climate accords upheld. Markel named the result of the “six against one” discussion “very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory.”
According to Axios Trump has said to some people in private that he is planning to withdraw the US from the agreement. He promised many times that he will abandon the plan.
Trump wrote on Tweeter Saturday morning saying that he would announce his ‘final decision’ this week
He also talked about German trade calling it “bad, very bad,” saying that Europe’s largest economy sells too many cars to the US.
Merkel’s speech on Sunday reflected her opinion on America under the presidency of Trump.