Trump Falsely Claims E.U. Was Formed to ‘Take Advantage’ of U.S. on TradeBreaking News
tags: Trade, EU, Trump
“The European Union was formed in order to take advantage of us on trade, and that’s what they’ve done.”— President Trump, in an interview with “60 Minutes” broadcast on Sunday
European countries did not band together to scheme against the United States economically, and the United States has historically encouraged European integration.
The European Union was created in 1993 to expand cooperation between member states, establish European citizenship and introduce a single monetary policy with the euro.
But as early as the 1950s, predecessor organizations were formed among European nations “with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbors, which culminated in the Second World War,” according to the European Union’s website.
comments powered by Disqus
- The Partisan
- If “living history” role-plays in the classroom can so easily go wrong, why do teachers keep assigning them?
- MIT just cracked open an historic time capsule–here’s what was inside
- Historian Ben Macintyre reveals the gripping story of the KGB agent who saved us from Armageddon in 1983
- Peter Cole's ‘Dockworker Power’ Highlights Transnational Struggles for Justice