One year into the Trump presidency, a look at how transatlantic relations have changed: Interview with Washington Post Berlin Bureau Chief Griff Witte

Photo by Shealah Craighead)


Saturday marks a year since President Donald Trump was sworn into office. Since then, says Washington Post’s Berlin Bureau Chief Griff Witte, Germany and other European countries are trying to figure out just how reliant they can be on the United States.

According to Witte, how Europeans feel about the president affects the way they feel about the U.S. and its policies – and he says Trump’s approval ratings in Europe are very low.

“What Trump says, what he tweets, what he believes, matters in terms of how the world sees the United States and how the United States sees itself,” Witte adds.

Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead.