Europeans fear Trump may threaten not just the transatlantic bond, but the state of their union


As President Trump prepares to deliver his second State of the Union address, the leaders of the United States’ closest allies in Europe are filled with anxiety.

  • Dan Balz and Griff Witte
  • The Washington Post

They are unsure of whom to talk to in Washington.

They can’t tell whether Trump considers them friends or foes.

They dig through his Twitter feed for indications of whether the president intends to wreck the European Union and NATO or merely hobble the continent’s core institutions.

Officials say Trump, by design or indifference, has already badly weakened the foundation of the transatlantic relationship that…

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