German foreign minister: Trump's 'politics of fear' dangerous for US

By REUTERS
July 20, 2016 07:18

 
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BERLIN - Donald Trump, having clinched the Republican Party's nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election, threatens U.S. and world security with his "politics of fear and isolation," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.

Steinmeier told Reuters in a written interview that he was concerned about what he called Trump's ambiguous vows to "make America strong again," while simultaneously reducing its engagement overseas.

"That is contradictory and it makes me concerned," Steinmeier said as he headed to Washington for meetings with other foreign and defense ministers to assess the US-led effort to defeat the Islamic State extremist group.

"A politics of fear and isolation will bring less security, not more, and would be dangerous not only for the United States, but for Europe and the rest of the world as well."

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