- Trump's repeated threats against U.S. European allies to adapt to U.S. policy towards Huawei fail.
- The UK backed a deal with the Chinese telecommunications company last month despite a vigorous call from the president to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
- Now the federal government is also preparing to rule out a ban on Huawei.
- Other European leaders will follow their lead and defy Trump after the president has failed to enforce his threats against Britain.
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In the past few months, Trump has issued a number of threats to European allies to force them to follow the government's ban on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.
However, the threats, which included withdrawing US intelligence relations with Britain, appeared to have failed, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed on an agreement with Huawei anyway.
Trump has reportedly been angry at Johnson's decision and called the Prime Minister last month.
However, other European countries do not fear a similar reaction from Trump, but now take a similar position to Johnson.
This week, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats supported a position paper that ruled out a total ban on Huawei.
Christian Democratic sources said Reuters These party leaders decided against a total ban on the company because: "State actors with sufficient resources can infiltrate the network of any equipment manufacturer."
The paper added: "The use of strong cryptography and end-to-end encryption can ensure the confidentiality of communication and data exchange."
Politico said last month that other European leaders will follow Britain's leadership in helping Huawei.
Developments have prompted former Republican spokesman Newt Gingrich to describe Trump's failure to convince allies on Huawei as "the greatest strategic defeat for the United States since the start of World War II."
"I think people need to wake up and understand that this is a major failure by our government bureaucracies to respond to a challenge that we saw coming," he told the BBC.
Trump can no longer pursue his threats
Germany's move to support Huawei follows after Trump has failed to implement its threats against Britain.
Trump and his allies had warned the United Kingdom that the "significant decision" to give the Chinese telecommunications company a role in the UK's communications infrastructure would be at risk of the future of its intelligence relations with the United States.
A delegation of US government officials warned her colleagues in advance of Johnson's decision to "look closely at Donald Trump."
At an event in London, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after Johnson supported Huawei that the so-called Five Eyes relationship would continue, despite Johnson's decision to conclude a deal with Huawei.
"This relationship is deep, it is strong and it will last," he said alongside Dominic Raab, British Foreign Secretary.
Pompeo said while the Chinese Communist Party remains "the central threat of our time" and the deal with Britain risks giving them a "front door" for western communication, the US would find a way to get the relationship up and running.
"I am very confident that our two nations will find a way to work together to overcome this difference," said Pompeo of the event, which was organized by the UK think-tank Policy Exchange.