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Ferdinando Giugliano

Donald Trump Is Pushing Europe Into Asia’s Embrace

Europe is looking east, as shown by the EU’s Japan trade deal and progress with China.

Let’s make a deal.

Let’s make a deal.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

With friends like these, it’s wise to look around for some new ones.

Donald Trump has called the EU a “foe” and advised British prime minister Theresa May to sue the rest of the bloc over Brexit. The U.S. president has already levied tariffs on European steel, and is threatening to do the same on lots of other products, including cars. So it’s hardly a surprise that Europe’s leaders are turning eastward in search of new allies.