President Donald Trump appears to be trying to break up the European Union, as reports emerge that he told his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron, that his country should leave the bloc.
According to a column published in The Washington Post, Trump said the U.S. would offer France a bilateral trade deal if Macron was to lead one of the EU’s founding members out of the union.
When Macron visited the White House in April, Trump asked him, “Why don’t you leave the EU?” according to Post columnist and CNN analyst Josh Rogin. Trump then offered Macron a bilateral trade deal that he said would be better than that in place between the U.S. and the EU, Rogin reported.
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