US President Donald Trump felt that Russia, the European Union and China were, for various reasons, "enemies" of the United States, in an interview broadcast on the eve of his first bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
"I think we have a lot of enemies. I think the European Union is an enemy, with what they do to us on trade. Of course we would not think of the European Union, but it is an enemy, "said the head of state.
"Russia is an enemy in some ways. China is an economic enemy, obviously it is an enemy. But that does not mean that they are bad, it does not mean anything. It means they are competitive, "detailed Trump said in remarks were collected by the CBS channel on Saturday. "The EU is very difficult," said the US president, who was asked by the interviewer to name "the main competitor, the main enemy (of the United States) in the world at the moment."
"From a commercial point of view, they really take advantage of us," he repeated, focusing more particularly on Germany, as he has done before. "As Germany has a gas pipeline agreement with Russia, they will pay billions and billions of dollars a year for energy and I say it's not good, it's not fair." "You're supposed to fight for someone, and that person gives billions of dollars to someone else you really need to protect yourself from, I think it's ridiculous," he still rebelled.
CBS's Donald Trump interview was broadcast in part on Sunday and will be shown in full on Monday.