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EU President: Trump's America as Threatening as Russia, China, and Jihad

European Council President Donald Tusk, left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (CETA). (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)

There you have it, it’s official: the European Union has truly gone insane.

EU President Donald Tusk (“president” is a misnomer; Tusk wasn’t elected by European voters, of course, because that’s how Europe rolls) wrote a letter to 27 EU heads of state listing Donald Trump as a threat along with communist China, dictatorial Russia, and murderous radical Islam:

An increasingly, let us call it, assertive China, especially on the seas, Russia’s aggressive policy towards Ukraine and its neighbours, wars, terror and anarchy in the Middle East and in Africa, with radical Islam playing a major role, as well as worrying declarations by the new American administration all make our future highly unpredictable.

Tusk went on to describe the United States under President Trump’s leadership as the most difficult challenge for the EU:

Particularly the change in Washington puts the European Union in a difficult situation; with the new administration seeming to put into question the last 70 years of American foreign policy.

In the last few days, European media have opened an all-out attack on Trump, which is why they’re positively gleeful over Tusk’s criticism. They’re using Democratic, left-wing talking points as facts in an attempt to … well, the motivations are not clear yet. The average American does not eat breakfast while checking out what Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad says about America’s new president.

But Tusk’s letter goes on to shine some light on his intent. You see, according to this appointed wannabe dictator, there’s yet another major threat — an internal one:

The second threat, an internal one, is connected with the rise in anti-EU, nationalist, increasingly xenophobic sentiment in the EU itself. National egoism is also becoming an attractive alternative to integration. In addition, centrifugal tendencies feed on mistakes made by those, for whom ideology and institutions have become more important than the interests and emotions of the people.

Tusk and his media allies are trying to discredit Donald Trump because they wish to simultaneously bring down Europe’s rising conservative and populist movements. It’s a purely political strategy. Tusk’s timing makes sense: elections are approaching in the Netherlands, Germany, and France, and all three have conservative or populist movements on the rise.

Clearly, Tusk knows that he and his fellow European elites are in the battle of their lives. The EU is facing an existential threat from within and from abroad.

Tusk is playing with fire. The truth is that Europe is nothing without the United States — we are completely dependent on America for our safety and for our economic well-being.

This lunacy coming from Brussels isn’t merely laughable, it’s downright self-destructive. Tusk couldn’t care less, though — the elites are in this only to sustain their own power and standard of living, not for European citizens.