It is rather clear that Donald Trump and a history book never formed much of a friendship. Donald on the origin of the European Union: “the reason it got together was like a consortium so that it could compete with the United States.” Now, if Donald Trump had taken my history course,he would have learned:
1. During World War II, most of Western Europe had been destroyed by the German army,and subsequent battles.
2. The American Marshal Plan was designed to help Europe rebuild itself, a condition for assistance from the US was for European nations to work together and share resources. America feared that unless Western Europe was rebuilt, communism might trump in their nations.
3. European nations came together AT THE REQUEST OF THE UNITED STATES. The last thing on their mind was competing with the United States. Their major reason was to restore the destroyed economies.
4. Actually, there was another reason, American leaders wanted Europe to rebuild, SO THEY WOULD PURCHASE AMERICAN GOODS!!
Donald, have you tried reading a book?