Trump helped Europe lose its illusions - Tusk [Video]

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has said the European Union should be grateful to US President Donald Trump, for forcing it to rid itself of all illusions. Speaking to reporters before an EU summit in Bulgaria, he accused Washington of "capricious assertiveness" in abandoning the Iran nuclear deal and imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. He said such decisions could make one think that "with friends like that, who needs enemies?" However he described the EU as a "friend and partner" and added the bloc must strive to protect transatlantic ties.