The trans-Atlantic rift is not the function of one president, but the product of deep ideological forces that for generations have worked to shape the divergent views of Americans and Europeans. Foremost among these are different attitudes toward identity in general, and the relationship between identity and democracy in particular.
Pretty interesting read.
Where I found this article:
Real Clear Politics
*If the link doesn't work, click here and find the article titled "Democracies Can't Compromise on Core Values."