"But, frankly speaking, Europe should be grateful by President Trump, because thanks to him we have got rid of old illusions".
"Besides traditional political challenges, such as the rise of China or the aggressive stance of Russian Federation, we are witnessing today a new phenomenon - the capricious assertiveness of the USA administration", Tusk said.
Tusk spoke about the Iran nuclear deal in further detail while also outlining a few other issues he had with the current leader of the United States in his prepared remarks.
French President Emmanuel Macron has tried to charm Trump but that failed to prevent Washington last week from abandoning the Iran deal, which seeks to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.
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Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel have resolved to stick with the joint comprehensive plan of action with Iran, despite the threats of U.S. sanctions against European businesses.
In a striking rhetorical assault on the leader of Europe's biggest ally, EU Council President Donald Tusk said that given Trump's recent decisions, "someone could even think 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?"'
'I want leaders to reconfirm that the European Union sticks to the deal as long as Iran does. During a speech on Wednesday to the German Parliament, she also said it would be wrong to cancel the nuclear agreement with Iran and called the decision to pull out of the accord "troubling news". "The deal is good for European and global security, which is why we must maintain it", he said.
Tusk's comments come amid increasingly souring relations between the European Union and US, over trade disagreements, the Iran nuclear deal, and the US Embassy's relocation to Jerusalem.
"My objective is simple - we stick to our guns", Tusk said of the expected leaders' discussion on trade.
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He supports an independent global investigation of events at the Gaza border yesterday. The move to Jerusalem upended decades of United States policy toward Jerusalem .
The EU is also unimpressed by Trump's decision to place tariffs on European steel and aluminium as part of his "America first" agenda. Therefore US tariffs can not be justified on the basis of national security.
'We will decide on the best way forward in EU-US trade relations.
Trump has bewildered the Europeans by threatening to slap tariffs on EU steel and aluminum exports and reneging on an agreement to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, which the EU believes is vital to world security. "The EU can't compel or really protect the private sector", Sanam Vakil, associate fellow at Chatham House said of Total's announcement.
The EU and the United States have traditionally been the closest of allies, working together also via North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
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It also includes $2.3 million in revenue to go towards a five-year goal of picking up 950,000 pounds of garbage. Almost 600 employers - about 3 percent of all Seattle businesses - would pay the tax starting in 2019.