Today, at some dinner function function in Malta, the head of the EU (Jean-Claude Juncker....pronounced Yunker) said that if President continues to talk about taking apart the EU....then he (Junchker) would suggest that parts of the US also remove themselves from the US government, and go independent. He didn't say that the EU would take them.....just that they might be independent.
He suggested that Ohio and Austin, TX could go independent.
The odd thing is that if you went around a dozen US metropolitan areas today....they could probably get up enough votes to succeed and try to apply to the EU. I doubt that the EU would want them....but that's the state of affairs in the nation today.