The American president Donald Trump is proud that he is not very popular with the European population. “I have not been elected by Europeans. I have been elected by Americans, “he said during a press briefing at the White House.
Trump responded to a column by Mitt Romney, a Senator who in 2012 was presidential candidate for the Republicans. He wrote that barely 16 percent of the residents of Germany, Great Britain, France, Canada and Sweden believed that the American president would act correctly in the field of international politics.
But that does not have to be a problem, according to Trump. On the contrary, he would not do his job well if he was popular in Europe, he said.
“I have not been elected by Europeans. I was elected by Americans, by American taxpayers, “he told journalists.
Trump reiterated that, in his opinion, European countries invest too little in their own defense and count too much on the US, while they also have an unfair trade policy.
I could be the most popular person in Europe, I could go for every post if I wanted to. But I do not want it. I want people who treat us fairly, and they do not.