He said that 'dreams and dreamers' were required in the UK to ensure the aims of a united Europe remained alive.
He was really responding to a comment made by another national leader in an earlier EU Council meeting, about which Tusk said:
"During the European Council one of the leaders warned us not to be dreamers and that we shouldn’t think that Brexit can be reversed."
But, Tusk's public response to the MEPs gathered in Strasbourg yesterday, was that he would "...not stop dreaming about a better and united Europe."
And while he's talking like that, we find that certain quarters of the Labour and Tory parties are formulating plans to ensure that only pro-EU candidates are selected for the imminent MEP elections or that they at least back a second referendum.
The Daily Mail reports that the Labour party leader in the EU parliament, Richard Corbett said that Jeremy Corbyn should ensure that a second referendum is included as a commitment in the parties' EU election manifesto.
And former UKIP MEP, Patrick O'Flynn Tweeted that he has it confirmed that the "...Tories are putting Remainers on their Euro election lists. That party was never sincere about Brexit." He said.
All this poses a very real and present danger to the UK as an independent sovereign nation.
And the reason for that is, because as far as I can see, most of the European Union Act of 2011 has been repealed by the 2018 EU Withdrawal Act pas..