|Author (Person)||Bond, Ian|
|Publisher||Centre for European Reform|
|Series Title||Policy Brief|
|Series Details||May 2018|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Europeans should keep trying to influence Trump’s views, however hard it might be to change his negative opinion of US allies. Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel were right to visit Washington, and Theresa May was right to invite Trump to London.
But European leaders should also work on strengthening public and Congressional support for the transatlantic partnership. European governments also need to put more effort into persuading European public opinion that opposition to Trump’s policies can be combined with support for transatlantic ties. On both sides of the Atlantic more needs to be done to increase the ability of societies to resist narratives designed to drive wedges between Europe and the US.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United States|