The United States are older and bigger than the current conflict.
It is inappropriate that we are now communicating with each other between a beer tent and Twitter.
He's not wrong on both counts.
The Italian Prime Minister said he agreed with Angela Merkel that Europe needed to focus on its own future:
This takes nothing away from the importance of our trans-Atlantic ties and our alliance with the United States. But the importance we put on these ties cannot mean that we abandon fundamental principles such as our commitment to fight climate change and in favour of open societies and free trade.
The international community increasingly seem to be taking Donald Trump as a clown throwing his weight around, and not a world leader to be regarded seriously.