For John, BLUF: What did he expect? They are our political and economic cousins. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
EUROPEAN Union boss Jean-Claude Juncker this afternoon issued a jaw-dropping threat to the United States, saying he could campaign to break up the country in revenge for Donald Trump’s supportive comments about Brexit.How could the Democrats, Senator Schumer, Minority Leader Pelosi, gadfly Senator Warren not have seen this coming? Is Rep Seth Moulton outraged? What about Rep Niki Tsongas and our junior Senator, whatever his name is?♠
I am looking forward to reading Reporter Joshua Miller's "Political Happy Hour" report for tonight, to hear if any of our local politicians have grasped the seriousness of this situation, the threat to our democracy and to our unity.♥
The linked article appeared in the Daily Express, out of London. The Reporter, their Brussels Correspondent, is Mr Nick Gutteridge. The dateline is today.
Here is the lede plus one:
In an extraordinary speech the EU Commission president said he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if the Republican president does not change his tune and become more supportive of the EU.On the other hand, maybe our Congressional Delegation doesn't care about Ohio and Texas.
The remarks are diplomatic dynamite at a time when relations between Washington and Brussels are already strained over Europe’s meagre contributions to NATO and the US leader’s open preference for dealing with national governments.
Hat tip to the Drudge Report.
Regards — Cliff
♠ I looked it up. Senator Ed Markey.
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