Juncker Vs. Trump: “We will need to teach the president-elect what Europe is”

“We will need to teach the president-elect what Europe is and how it works,” Mr Juncker told students in Luxembourg. The Commission chief predicted that two years would be wasted while Mr Trump “tours a world he doesn’t know”. (BBC)

His comments contrasted with the more diplomatic reactions of European leaders who have said they look forward to working with the next Republican president. (Independent)

“I think we will waste two years before Mr Trump tours the world he does not know,” said Juncker, who on Thursday had already raised doubts about Trump’s views on global trade, climate policy and Western security. (Al Jazeera)

The Brussels bureaucrat added that Mr Trump’s statements on security policy and the potential for America to leave NATO would have “pernicious” consequences.  (Express)