The EU has urged Donald Trump to scrap his 'America first' policy and copy the EU instead
The EU also took aim at his plan to build a wall on the Mexican border, which they said was “not the answer”.
Incredibly they said the shock US election winner should ditch his campaign promises and instead mimic the “success” of the EU.
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said today: “Building a wall is not the answer. The success of the EU relies on our open societies.
“Those who in the 21st century think that we can become great again by rebuilding borders, re-imposing trade barriers, restricting people's freedom to move, they are doomed to fail."
Mr Trump announced during his inauguration speech last week he would be putting Americans first during his presidency, promising: “From this day forward, it's going to be only America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”
Cecilia Malmstrom said Mr Trump's trade barriers were 'doomed to fail'
And on his first day at work he signed an executive order withdrawing the country from the controversial TPP trade agreement, which was negotiated by Barack Obama in an attempt to improve cross-country and cross-continental trade.
His press secretary Sean Spicer said the deal had to go because it put all countries, regardless on size and economic weight, on the same platform as the United States.
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Mr Spicer said: “When you’re entering into these multi-lateral agreements you’re allowing any country, no matter of the size, any one of those 12, including us, to basically have the same stature of the US in the agreement."
The shock withdrawal has set alarm bells ringing in Brussels, who fear the TTIP deal, which promotes cross-Atlantic trade between the US and the EU, may be next.
Mr Trump pulled the US out of the TTP agreement on his first day in power
Instead, Mr Trump is expected to push for direct negotiations with individual countries – such as the UK, with Mr Spicer saying the 45th president of America wants to make the 'special relationship' between the two states "even closer".
He said yesterday: "We're announcing Theresa May coming this Friday, we're excited to have the Prime Minister here.
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"I think we've always had that special relationship with Britain and that reflects in the Prime Minister's first visit.
"He had a great conversation and he looks forward to having her here and we can always be closer."