I spoke with a series of British, South African, and Irish outlets on Monday about Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, setting it in the context of a campaign by Trump and his advisors to dismantle the European Union:

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Steve Bannon sees the European Union as an economic challenge to the US. He sees it as a political drag on the US and his vision of “America First”.

And [anti-EU] Nigel Farage is the British politician closest to the Trump camp.

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The best that you can hope for from the Trump-Putin meeting is that nothing will happen. With Trump and his closest advisors taking the line that there is no alliance between the US and Europe, the Pentagon and the State Department will be hoping that there is nothing announced from this meeting that is aimed at Germany, the European Union, or NATO.

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