Blaming Donald Trump or Vladimir Putin for the demise of the EU is the ultimate form of scapegoating by a bunch of incompetent leaders.
Talk about “fortress mentality”! The European presidents and prime ministers were scheduled to deal with migration from North Africa as a threat to the bloc’s stability.
But instead, their summit was dominated by the issue of US President Donald Trump and the shared perception that the new occupant of the White House poses an urgent challenge to the EU.
“Prime ministers and presidents at Malta summit line up to scorn Trump’s conduct, accusing him of lack of respect,” reported the Guardian.
French President Francois Hollande even said that if the EU did not unite to oppose Trump’s populist nationalism, then the bloc was doomed to collapse.
The irony of the European leaders’ existential apprehensions about the new American president is laughable. For months, these same European politicians have been led by the nose by Western state propaganda alleging it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who is the top threat to EU stability.