Tusk: US helps EU to get rid of illusions

 Tusk: US helps EU to get rid of illusions

U.S. President Donald Trump has rid Europe of all illusions with the trade dispute and withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord, European Council President Donald Tusk said.

Tusk said the European Union had to be united to face "a new phenomenon - the capricious assertiveness of the American administration."

"Looking at the latest decisions of President Trump, someone could even think that with friends like this, we need enemies," Reuters cited the European Council President as saying.

"But frankly speaking, Europe should be grateful for President Trump because thanks to him, we have got rid of all illusions. He has made us realize that, if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm," Tusk told a news conference.

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