The whole world was shocked when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become the next US President. People considered it to be a doomsday for the country. Michael Gove recently interviewed President-elect Donald Trump for The Times where the soon-to-be-President gave his views regarding world issues, and unassumingly, we are not surprised given the President’s antics.
Following are some of the excerpts from the interview:
- Brexit is Great
President-elect Donald Trump believes that Brexit is a great thing. In his interview with Michael Gove, he is heard saying, “The fact that your pound sterling has gone down? Great. Because business is unbelievable in a lot of parts in the UK.”
- NATO is an outmoded concept
He said that NATO has not put up to the task ordained to it- remove the threat called Islamic Terrorism. He said, “I said a long time ago that Nato had problems. Number one it was obsolete because it was designed many, many years ago. Number two the countries aren’t paying what they’re supposed to pay.”
- Syrian Refugees are Illegals
Trump criticized German Chancellor Angela Markel’s move to give shelter to the Syrian refugees as a “catastrophic mistake”. “That was taking all of these illegals, you know taking all of the people from wherever they come from. And nobody even knows where they come from.”
- He is both German and Scottish
In his interview with Michael Gove for The Times, Trump said that his ancestors hailed from both Scotland and Germany. He liked Germany as “I liked order and I like strength”. When asked about his Scottish background, he said, “they are known for watching their pennies”. He went on to add, “I deal in big pennies, that’s the problem.”
- A trade deal with the UK
Trump gave a hint about a trade deal with the UK in the future. He commented, “I’m a big fan of the UK, we’re gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly”. He said that this move will be beneficial for both the US and UK.
- The Breakup of the EU
Trump in his interview predicted that sooner or later, the EU is going to break up as the countries will make their exit as a reaction to the huge entry of the refugees which will put the countries’ identities at stake. “And I think this if refugees keep pouring into different parts of Europe… I think it’s gonna be very hard to keep it together because people are angry about it”, he added.
- US Sanctions on Russia
Trump says that once in office, he will review the US Sanctions on Russia given the Russian President Vladimir Putin stay away from any confrontation. “But Russia’s hurting very badly right now because of sanctions, but I think something can happen that a lot of people are gonna benefit”, he said.
- Attacked Obama on the Syrian Crisis
Trump criticized US President Barrack Obama for his failure to tackle the Syrian crisis and take stringent action against the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.“Aleppo was nasty. I mean when you see them shooting old ladies walking out of town — they can’t even walk and they’re shooting ’em — it almost looks like they’re shooting ’em for sport — ah no, that’s… a terrible situation.”
- His view on Iran
Trump further mentioned that Obama’s nuke deal with Iran was the worst thing that could have happened. He said: “I think it’s one of the dumbest deals I’ve ever seen… Where you give … $150 billion back to a country, where you give 1.7 billion in cash.”
- His Tweets
When asked about his 46 million followers on Twitter, he said that he tweets a lot to show who he is and what he thinks as the media presents him to be a dishonest person.