US allies and friends – What can we do short-term? – Quotes & Sources

Trump’s tweets and other statements have created confusion and fear among allies and other friends of the United States.

The Germans have shown the way, the rest of Europe has so far been mostly considering what would be the wisest move.

Merkel and German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen have stood up for these principles in so many words.

On the other hand, if more people feel like the CIA analyst who quit his job because the Trump administration is demoralizing, or the Muslim senior adviser who quit at the National Security Council, maybe we should figure out how to best provide the moral support that will keep democracy-minded people in the American administration.

 

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