By: K. Walker
ClashDaily Associate Editor
President Trump is saying exactly what NATO nations need to hear. Put on your cup, member countries, you’re now in the Trump Zone.
Are you McLovin’ foreign policy Trump?
I know I am.
Maybe he’s not the smoothest talking diplomat, but that’s because he’s got a take-no-sh!t New York attitude.
It’s a beautiful thing.
He doesn’t play nicey-nice at international events like Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau does, with leftist platitudes and virtue-signaling at every turn.
Nope, he just drops the truth-bombs whenever he darn-well feels like it.
Take the Bilateral Breakfast with the Secretary General of NATO. It got a bit heated with President Trump and the Secretary General arguing in front of the media.
President Trump has been clear that many countries haven’t met their commitment of 2 percent GDP toward NATO, and he is not a fan of that kind of shirking responsibility. When President Trump was queried on which countries should increase their spending commitment on NATO, here’s what he said:
‘Just look at the chart. Take a look at the chart. It’s public, and many countries are not paying what they should. And frankly, many countries owe us a tremendous amount of money for many years back where they’re delinquent as far as I’m concerned, because the United States has had to pay for them. So, if you go back 10 or 20 years and add it up, it’s massive amounts of money that’s owed that the United States has paid and stepped up like nobody. And this has gone on for decades, by the way. This has gone on for many presidents, but no other president brought it up like I bring it up. So something has got to be done and the Secretary General has been working on it very hard. This year, since our last meeting, commitments have been made for over 40 billion dollars more money spent by other countries. So that’s a step, but it’s a very small step. It sounds like a lot of money and it is, but it’s a very small amount of money relative to what they owe and to what they should be paying. It’s an unfair burden on the United States. So, we’re here to talk about that and I am sure it will be resolved. I have great confidence in the Secretary General.’
But he didn’t stop there… he verbally b-slapped some of our alleged European allies for their hypocrisy. Many European countries like Germany and France tout their ‘social programs’ and look down their elitist noses at the United States for not being a socialist hell-hole, while they rely on the United States for their defense. Then Germany has the gall to ink a pipeline deal with Russia — the country they want us to protect them from.
President Trump called them out on it:
We’re protecting Germany, we’re protecting France, we’re protecting all of these countries. Then numerous of the counties go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia where they’re paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia. So, we are supposed to protect you against Russia.
It’s very unfair to our country, it’s very unfair to our taxpayers. And I think that these countries have to step it up not over a 10 year period— they have to step it up immediately.
Riddle me this, Dear ClashDaily Reader, isn’t it the leftists that are always talking about the ‘rich’ paying ‘their fair share’?
What about the NATO member countries — don’t they have to pay their ‘fair share’?
But wait, that’s not the leftist meaning of ‘fair share’ at all, is it?
Nah. Leftists don’t mean ‘fair’ at all when they say ‘fair share’. They mean that the rich (in this case the United States) need to pay it all and let the poor (the rest of NATO) live off them.
Well, good luck with that under President Donald J. Trump!
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