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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:53 PM

Trump's defeat by Joe Biden has triggered a huge wave of relief among our European allies

There was a huge collective sigh of relief in Berlin when it became clear that Joe Biden had beaten Donald Trump in the presidential election earlier this month.

"People were so relieved that Biden won because there was not really a plan B in case Trump won," said Jana Puglierin, head of the Berlin office for the European Council on Foreign Relations. "I cannot think of anybody who was not relieved in political Berlin."

There is a widespread consensus in European capitals that the Democratic challenger's victory will be a good thing for the transatlantic relationship, and the prospect of a president in the White House who supports rather than attacks multilateral institutions like NATO and the EU is a welcome one.

Nonetheless, there is also a recognition that Biden's presidency will not return to that of the Obama years, or those before. The sheer force of Trump's legacy has accelerated slow-moving trends in the transatlantic relationship, which means that relations will likely never be the same again.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-defeat-joe-biden-triggered-111300138.html

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:28 PM

1. I'd have to question those fearing

the weakening of relationships between the US and European countries. While I can understand their concerns and lack of confidence, there has not been a history of failure to support our European allies from the time of WW2 up until we had our Trumplobotomy.
Have faith Europe - we've sweated out the past 4 years too!

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:03 PM

2. I imagine that Trudeau was more than a little happy to see the back of Trump too. - n/t

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