Donald Trump’s unexpected victory derailed plans to put Europe at the centre of US foreign policy. As Trump sees his first 100 days as president, Smith said things would have been “radically different” with the Democratic candidate in the White House.
Clinton was ready to help Europe because “there was a sense that Europe needed US support”, she told EURACTIV.
Julianne Smith is the director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Centre for a New American Security. She led presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s team on European affairs.
Smith spoke with Jorge Valero.
You were Clinton’s Europe team chief. Would you have moved to a similar role in the White House?