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U.S. President Donald Trump is clearly no leader of the free world.Sentiment toward Trump is even more unfavorable in Western Europe.Similarly, 89 percent of respondents in the United Kingdom think Trump is arrogant, and only 50 percent still believe that the U.S. and the U.K. have a special relationship now that he is in office. This may help to explain why Trump's scheduled state visit to the U.K. has been postponed indefinitely.After all, this is a president who campaigned on a platform of "America first" nationalism, bet on the far-right French populist Marine Le Pen, and applauded the outcome of the Brexit referendum, even musing that other countries should consider following the U.K. out of the EU.Given his track record, Trump will undoubtedly try to deepen the EU's internal divisions, by playing its eastern flank against its western members. No one has more to gain from a divided Europe than Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has long sought to disrupt the EU by destabilizing countries on its eastern periphery.It is now up to Europe's leaders and the Trump administration's more responsible members, such as Defense Secretary James Mattis, to prevent the U.S. president from harming the EU.
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