The Trump presidency and its 'America First' agenda broke with traditional diplomatic convention and placed tremendous strain on relations with many long-term allies – perhaps none more so than the European Union.
According to Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament, Trump's four years in office "have been a very turbulent time, a time of rupture, a time of a certain loss of fundamental mutual respect and trust, a time of deep anxiety, of the successive abandonment of things that matter to Europeans."
To many, Washington and Brussels were bywords of international cooperation and relative status quo, but the Trump presidency had other ideas.
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