President Trump may have outdone himself in front of European Union (EU) leaders when complaining about his biggest problem with EU.
During his meetings with a world leaders during the NATO and G7 summits in Brussels, Belgium and Taormina, Sicily, Donald Trump routinely embarrassed himself, like when he pushed aside Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic to be at the front of a photo op. This time, however, Trump took the opportunity to express his grievances about difficulties in opening golf courses in the European Union.
According to the Hill, at the G7 summit Trump met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and griped about all of the obstacles he ran into while at the helm of the Trump Organization, when developing real estate in European countries.
At the start of the meeting Trump was gifted with a box of fine chocolates, from which he sampled and stated “These are the best.” Immediately after he spoke of his annoyance with the European Union and what he considered a rigorous process setting up his golf courses in Ireland.
Michel, who is known for being direct in his words keeping his sentences short and simple, responded to Trump saying “It is a political animal, which works with instinct, intuition.” Le Soir magazine captured Michel’s statement as he described Trump’s mindset.
“Every time we talk about a country, he remembered the things he had done. Scotland? He said he had opened a club. Ireland? He said it took him two and a half years to get a license and that did not give him a very good image of the European Union,” a Le Soir source reported.
“One feels that he wants a system where everything can be realized very quickly and without formalities.”