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BRUSSELS (AP) – A key European Union (EU) legislative group has lambasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s “harmful” approach to trans-Atlantic relations, warning that the divisions it creates will only embolden global rivals.
In a letter to be sent to members of U.S. Congress on Wednesday, the delegation for U.S. relations criticized “the increasingly harmful approach from the White House,” and condemned the demotion of the EU ambassador to the U.S. in the largely ceremonial Diplomatic Order of Precedence to “the bottom of the list.” Germany’s Deutsche Welle reported that the State Department had made the change at the end of last year without notifying Brussels.
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In the letter, obtained by The Associated Press, the delegation pleads that both sides “not undermine each other.”
“The Trump administration could not have chosen a worse moment to attack the EU,” Marieke Schaake, the vice-chair of the EU delegation, told the AP.
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