State Department official: ‘Tacky’ Trump acted like a ‘drunk tourist’ during disastrous Europe trip
President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe has been widely panned by foreign policy experts — and it seems that even officials in Trump’s own State Department aren’t happy about it.
Speaking with the Daily Beast, one anonymous State Department official said that Trump behaved like a “drunk tourist” during his trip to Europe, in which he scolded NATO allies for not spending enough money on defense while at the same time refusing to back Article 5, which outlines the principles of collective defense.
“Loud and tacky, shoving his way around the dance floor,” the official said of Trump’s behavior. “He steps on others without realizing it. It’s ineffectual.”
The official also slammed Trump for not endorsing the Paris climate accord, as he said over the weekend he will wait for a few more days before deciding whether to abandon the landmark deal.
“One hundred and ninety-five nations never agree on anything, so when they do, accepting the measure should be easy,” the official explained. “The United States needs to be out front on this pact.”