Speaking from a Bavarian beer tent at a campaign rally, the leader of the free world made it official on Sunday.
“We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands,” Angela Merkel said, before delivering the following stark assessment of the political environment in the United States and the UK:
The times in which we can fully count on others are over, as I have experienced in the past few days.
The chancellor was of course referring to the G7 summit in Sicily.
And just like that, Donald Trump has managed to alienate the person who in the eyes of many, is Western democracy’s last, and strongest line of defense.
…to despair, in one year…