"He is going to defecate all over everything, squawk and fly away."
What: Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt said Tuesday that Republicans stand no chance of controlling President Donald Trump's diplomacy in Europe this week.
In an appearance on his network, he told anchor Shannon Bream that Trump is "going to fly into Brussels like a seagull."
"He is going to defecate all over everything, squawk and fly away is what he's going to do in Brussels. and the Europeans are going to continue to say to each other: 'We don't have a reliable partner in the US government right now."
Stirewalt said that
“He is going to do it,” Stirewalt predicted, saying the only question is whether the effects will be temporary or lasting.
Why: Trump will meet with North American Treaty Organization leaders in summit in Brussels Wednesday.
The president has ratcheted up tensions with US allies over longstanding trade and security arrangements. At a contentious G7 summit last month, Trump reportedly called NATO worse than the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he has often disparaged.
Trump's skepticism about international alliances, and particularly NATO, are music to the ears of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Trump is slated to meet with on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland.