Sir Vince Cable told talkRADIO Britain should avoid being too close to the havoc President Trump is causing in the international trading system. He added it is common sense for the United Kingdom to become closer to Europe even without rejoining the EU being on the agenda.
Sir Vince Cable said: “The key factor, something to keep our eye on, is that if Trump is re-elected, and he stands a good chance of being re-elected, will we really want to be close to the United States under his presidency for another four years with all havoc he is creating in the trading system and much else?
“Being closer to Europe, I think, would be seen as a common sense option rather than just a political preference.
“I would hope the Lib Dems make the case for good relationships with Europe.
“Even if re-joining isn’t something that is on the agenda.”
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Earlier this week Mr Trump’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic was praised as “wonderful” by an ally despite the US having the highest number of cases and COVID-19 related deaths in the world.
Donald Trump’s senior legal adviser, Jenna Ellis, told BBC Newsnight the US President stepped in to stop what would have been a disastrous response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ms Ellis also slammed Joe Biden and the Democrats’ response to the pandemic in cities they have leadership over such as New York.
Ms Ellis said: “The unfortunate reality of the coronavirus across the world is that, yes, there were lives that were lost.
She added: “So that is just simply an ignorant talking point from the Democrats when the reality is, yes, lives were lost but President Trump stepped in and we could have had a disastrous response.
“If you look at the Democrat-controlled cities like New York that has been the hotbed in America for coronavirus, that is because of Democrat leadership and it would have been perpetuated by Joe Biden.”
The US has more than 6,000,000 COVID-19 cases in total and the official death toll in America stands at over 184,000 people.
Additionally, over 3,000,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus in the US.