Americans school fuming EU boss who just threatened he’d work to dismantle USA over Brexit, Trump

Sour grapes appear to be in season throughout the European continent nowadays.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday that he will promote the secession of Texas and Ohio from the United States if President Donald Trump doesn’t stop his pro-Brexit and anti-European Union rhetoric.

Really? That’d be one heck of a trick if he could actually pull it off.

Clip via the Express

Juncker made this remarks at a meeting of leaders of the center-right European People’s Party in Malta Thursday. He said that despite the wishes of people like Trump to see an end to the European Union, Brexit will not lead two its breakup.

“Brexit isn’t the end. A lot of people would like it that way, even people on another continent where the newly elected U.S. President was happy that the Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same,” he said.

“If he goes on like that I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas in the US.”

Although one reporter claimed to have heard a few chuckles after Juncker’s comments, he appeared to be dead serious when making them. The Express reported:

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.

They are by far the most outspoken intervention any senior EU figure has made about Mr Trump and are likely to dismay some European leaders who were hoping to seek a policy of rapprochement with their most important ally.

 

Politico’s report on Juncker’s warning shot stirred lots of commentary on social media.

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The California observation was probably more wishful thinking than anything. Even Jonathan Arnott, a British member of the European Parliament, wondered if Junckers had taken leave of his senses.

And the comments continued pouring in.

And it wouldn’t be complete without a word from Brexit leader and Trump supporter Nigel Farage.

The Brexit movement was prompted, in part, by the vast migration of refugees from the Middle East to Europe, a move hailed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel but condemned by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

“We Central Europeans expect that — if things continue like this — there will be a dominant Muslim presence in Western Europe,” Orbán said, according to Politico. “Migration turned out to be the Trojan Horse of terrorism.”

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