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The Moment the Transatlantic Charade Ended
At the Munich Security Conference, Europe and the Trump administration stopped pretending to respect each other.
- Thomas Wrirgt
- The Atlantic
Europe and the Trump administration have stopped pretending to respect each other.
For the past two years, we have been treated to a transatlantic charade.
Everyone knows there’s a problem, but publicly the leaders proclaim that nothing has fundamentally changed.
But at the 2019 Munich Security Conference, which took place over the weekend, the charade ended.
The American position is collapsing under the weight of its own contradictions.
The Europeans are…