Excerpts from President Donald Trump’s interview with Lesley Stahl, aired on October 14, 2018.
Stahl You have also slapped some tariffs on our allies.
Trump: I mean, what’s an ally? We have wonderful relationships with a lot of people. But nobody treats us much worse than the European Union. The European Union was formed in order to take advantage of us on trade. And that’s what they’ve done.
Stahl: This is hostile.
Trump: It’s not hostile…. You know what’s hostile, the way they treat us. We’re not hostile. We’ve been, we’ve been the stupid country for so many years….
Trump: I like NATO. NATO’s fine. But you know what, we shouldn’t be paying almost the entire cost of NATO to protect Europe. And then on top of that, they take advantage of us on trade.I’m not going to do it anymore. They understand that….Läs utdraget ur intervjun