Carnegie’s Erik Brattberg spoke at the Newseum with Oxford Analytica to offer an expert assessment of European perceptions of U.S. foreign policy 100 days into Trump’s presidency. He pointed out that while many European capitals were initially very concerned about Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail, they are feeling somewhat more relaxed today about continued U.S. commitment to Europe and the transatlantic partnership. However, he said, Trump’s mixed signals on issues as varied as the Paris Agreement, trade, Russia, and NATO have left U.S. allies in Europe confused about U.S. policies and priorities. President Trump’s upcoming visits to Europe, he said, will be crucial tests for restoring European trust and confidence in the new U.S. administration’s foreign policy going forward.
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