“‘There’s considerable friction between Europe and the United States on many fronts,’ said Julianne Smith, who served as deputy national security adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic front-runner in the race to face Mr. Trump in the November election.

“‘One of the things that’s irritating the Europeans the most, though, is the administration’s failure to consult with our European allies on a number of issues,’ said Ms. Smith, a geopolitics expert at the German Marshall Fund…”

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