The sooner Europe stops behaving as if its some kind of popularity contest, or some bastard celebrity edition of Eurovision, the better it will be for everyone. In that regard, I guess Trump and the European leaders do have something in common.They assume popularity is the same as policy.
IMHO they can’t – as large part of population is dissatisfied with situation (see rise of different alternative parties), mainstream politicians have to make popular promises if they want to be elected, or they will be thrown out of office on next elections.
Roman, name a politician that isnt like that these days. Even your own President is mistaking his own personal and populist narrative for reality.
Besides, what situation are they dissatisfied with? Their own personal experiences, or the dissociated ones they are spoon fed by a self serving media without adequate error checking? There is a lot wrong in Europe, quite true, and yet they still keep voting for personalities rather than issues. Presumably because it is so damn slippery to understand real issues in the simplistic media world in which we now live.
There is a lot wrong with Trump. But blaming him for all Europes problems, let alone the problems in the world which date back over the past 2 or 3 Presidents is not going to get us anywhere. We either trust him to do the right thing, or Europe goes and forms its own security policy. They wont, so they may as well stop whining about him and start working with him, for all his flaws.
As for Juncker, he has shown all the geopolitical savvy of Mr McGoo in a shop full of crockery. Trump could do better asking a half dozen people on Tanknet for policy rather than listening to that bloody fool.