Trump is pushing Europe into Asia's embrace

With friends like these, it's wise to look around for some new ones. United States President Donald Trump has called the European Union a "foe" and advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to sue the rest of the bloc over Brexit.

He has already levied tariffs on European steel, and is threatening to do the same on lots of other products, including cars.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2018, with the headline 'Trump is pushing Europe into Asia's embrace'. Print Edition | Subscribe