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Post by Onan Coca and Jeff Dunetz

In the late 1950s there was a comedy starring Peter Sellers called “The Mouse That Roared,” that was about the tiny European nation (about 1/10th the size of New Hampshire) invading the United States. European Union Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is from Luxembourg and may have seen that movie too many times as on Thursday he issued a startling threat to President Donald Trump and the United States.

Juncker was delivering a speech to the centre-right European People Party’s (EPP) annual conference in Malta, when he made what could be the most ridiculous foreign policy move since Napoleon invaded Russia without considering that he might get stuck there in the Winter. Jean-Claude Juncker issued a startling threat to President Donald Trump and the United States.

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“Brexit isn’t the end of everything. We must consider it to be a new beginning, something that is stronger, something that is better.”

The UK’s Express says that Juncker’s comments about President Trump and the USA didn’t appear to be made in jest, but they do leave the possibility that it could have been just a joke. Either way, comments like that are not the way to get the world’s greatest economic power on your side.

“Brexit isn’t the end. A lot of people would like it that way, even people on another continent where the newly elected US President was happy that the Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same. If he goes on like that I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas in the US…

Interestingly, Juncker chose not to criticize the UK, which is actually LEAVING the EU, and soon after making his comments about the U.S. told the gathered crowd that Brexit wasn’t the end and that the EU would be fine.

“Brexit isn’t the end of everything. We must consider it to be a new beginning, something that is stronger, something that is better.” 

The UK’s Express says that Juncker’s comments about President Trump and the USA didn’t appear to be made in jest, but they do leave the possibility that it could have been just a joke. Either way, comments like that are not the way to get the world’s greatest economic power on your side.

While the White House didn’t reply to Juncker’s comments, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) had a simple message for the EU leader, “Don’t mess with Texas.” Cruz told the Washington Examiner that “petty jabs from European leaders are not helpful.” He then added, “My simple message to Juncker is: Don’t mess with Texas. His silly jabs are not productive, undermine the American-EU relationship, and disrespect the sovereign will of the British people who cast their votes and made their wishes quite clear.”

That’s the part the Europeans don’t understand.  In the United States we will fight like all hell against each other, but once we are threatened by outsiders we unite and destroy the threat. Allow me to suggest to Mr. Junker that he avoid “calling up” Luxembourg’s 575K person military OH WAIT that’s the population of the entire country (about the size of Albuquerque, New Mexico). Besides if he is going to force part of the country to secede, perhaps he can start with something on the “left coast.”

Parts of this post were originally seen at Constitution.com

 

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