Brexit negotiator names 3 threats to united Europe: Islamist terrorism, Putin — and President Trump

Guy Verhofstadt.
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The European Union's primary Brexit negotiator recently returned to London after a visit to the United States and announced that in addition to Islamist terrorism and Russian President Vladimir Putin, there is a third threat to a united Europe: President Donald Trump.

"Trump spoke very favorably of the fact that also other countries will want to break away from the European Union, and that he hoped for a disintegration of the European Union," said the negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, according to the German publication DW.

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Jeva Lange

Jeva Lange was the executive editor at TheWeek.com. She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.