The expert of the German Association of Foreign Policy (DGAP), Josef Braml, speaking with ZDF, commented on US President Donald Trump's recent statement.
"According to the US, they are surrounded by enemies. In addition to further militarisation, Trump also wants to verify that development and assistance aid will be given exclusively to those countries the United States considers friends. This division into friends and enemies reminded me of George Bush Jr.," the expert said.
As an example, Braml cited Trump's position on the UN vote on moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Then the White House made it clear that the countries that voted against the US position will feel its wrath. "The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley openly stated that the US is 'taking' names," the expert recalled.