European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker has threatened to break up the united States. Apparently, he is not happy with President Donald Trump and is looking to back a campaign for Texas and Ohio to secede unless Trump changes his tune regarding supporting the EU.
The Express reports:
In an extraordinary speech the EU Commission president said he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if the Republican president does not change his tune and become more supportive of the EU.
The remarks are diplomatic dynamite at a time when relations between Washington and Brussels are already strained over Europe’s meagre contributions to NATO and the US leader’s open preference for dealing with national governments.
A spokesman for the bloc later said that the remarks were not meant to be taken literally, but also tellingly did not try to pass them off as humorous and insisted the EU chief was making a serious comparison.
They are by far the most outspoken intervention any senior EU figure has made about Mr Trump and are likely to dismay some European leaders who were hoping to seek a policy of rapprochement with their most important ally.
“Brexit isn’t the end,” Juncker said, speaking at the centre-right European People Party’s (EPP) annual conference in Malta on Thursday. “A lot of people would like it that way, even people on another continent where the newly elected US President was happy that the Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same.”
“If he goes on like that I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas in the US,” he added.
EU Commission deputy chief spokesman Alexander Winterstein attempted to explain away the comments.
“You will have seen that this is not the first time the President draws this analogy and I think he’s making a point that is as simple as it is valid,” he said.
“He does not suggest that certain states should secede from the United States and at the same time I think he considers it also not terribly appropriate for other heads of states to suggest that member states of the EU leave the EU,” he added. “So I think that’s the comparison that he’s drawing.”
In either case, Juncker should keep his mouth closed about what takes place in the US. I am all for the rights of States to secede if they so choose to do so. It’s constitutional and biblical. Texas has considered that for many years, as have other states, most recently California and Oregon.
However, having a foreign country influence that decision is concerning.
On that note, I’m glad that Brexit is happening. http://freedomoutpost.com/restoring-the-west-a-blueprint-to-restore-the-articles-of-confederation/. Perhaps we could use some of that here in America to break up the power monopoly of DC.
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