European Council President, Donald Tusk has written to European Union (EU) leaders declaring Donald Trump as a big a threat as Russia, China, and radical Islam.
Leaders and Tusk a former premier of Poland are set to meet on Friday where they will debate U.S ties in an agenda he outlined in his letter. They will also discuss the future of the EU, once Britain leaves.
It is understood that Tusk wrote that he had a deep concern over President Trump’s support for Brexit and the recent travel ban that sees refugees from Syria banned from entering the U.S, and nationals from certain predominantly Muslim countries banned for ninety days. He called on leaders to rally against nationalists looking to break up the EU and take spectacular steps.
He wrote, “The disintegration of the European Union will not lead to the restoration of some mythical, full sovereignty of its member states, but to their real and factual dependence on the great superpowers: the United States, Russia and China. Only together can we be fully independent.”
EU Cautious over Travel ban Response
The Trump travel ban was debated in Brussels on Monday night and diplomats were fearful of issuing an official response. They saw not alienating a key ally as important.
One diplomat said that it was difficult to respond to orders and tweets of this kind.
After eleven days in office Trump’s administration have rattled the EU over his NATO remarks and free trade. One commented that America was set on a course of protectionism that threatened free trade agreements.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will also attend Friday’s meeting and attend lunch. She will leave before discussions turn to Brexit. She is expected to discuss migration and ways to stop Libyan migrants heading to Europe. Other international challenges will also be discussed.