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Donald Trump's election as U.S. president threatens to bring this to an end – at least for now.Europeans will not only have to get used to Trump; they will have to look at the world through different eyes. There are four reasons to expect that Trump's America will be the single biggest source of global disorder.Third, Trump will turn all U.S. relationships on their head.Even during the 18 months of the presidential campaign, Trump has been on both sides of almost every issue.One of the benefits the U.S. political system is that it provides a two-month grace period to prepare for Trump's world. First, we need to try to increase leverage over the U.S. We know from Trump's writings and behavior that he is likely to resemble other strongmen presidents and treat weakness as an invitation to aggression. We saw from the Iraq experience that a divided Europe has little ability to influence the U.S. But where Europe has worked together – on privacy, competition policy and taxation – it has dealt with the U.S. from a position of strength.To survive in Trump's world, they should try to make Europe great again.
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