Art of the deal? Trump bashes Macron’s idea of European army, Macron back peddles

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US President Donald Trump has unloaded on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, calling the French president’s idea of a ‘real European army,’ independent from Washington, an insult. Trump launched a broadside at Macron via his preferred medium of conducting foreign policy – Twitter. “President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the US, China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!” the US president tweeted on Friday evening.

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