The Monitor's View How Trump and Europe rebonded

President Trump’s first official visit with EU and NATO leaders shows why the two alliances should be based on values more than interests.


During his first official trip to Europe this week, President Trump was politely asked to back the defining glue of the Continent and the transatlantic partnership. Both the European Union and NATO – the core of what is called “the West” – have enough issues without the uncertainties of Mr. Trump’s “America First” theme of the past year. The West, advised European Council President Donald Tusk, needs to focus on “values ... not just interests.”