With only days left before the exemptions expire and punitive tariffs take effect, it’s dawning on foreign leaders that decades of warm relations with the United States carry little weight with a president dismissive of diplomatic norms and hostile toward the ground rules of international trade.
To my European, Asian, and Latin American brothers and sisters, I am very sorry to say this, but we in the United States are unreliable partners. It’s time for you to go your own way.
I hope that some day we can rejoin you.
Until then, auf Wiedersehen, zai jian.
And vaya con dios.