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Trump Slams NATO Nations at Annual Summit: “Step it Up Immediately”

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No more Mr. Nice Country.

After eight years of bowing (often literally) to other world leaders and apologizing constantly for everything the US has ever done, it’s almost jarring how starkly different Trump’s attitude towards foreign policy is by contrast.

Jarring–but incredibly gratifying.

Just as Trump’s proxy at the UN, Nikki Haley, has taken no prisoners in her unwavering commitment to American interests and to reminding the other member-nations exactly who makes the UN possible (hit: it’s us), Trump slammed NATO nations for the burden they place on the US taxpayers while paying more attention to their own interests than healthy relations with their most important military ally.

You gotta love Trump for reminding the world that we are not the nation to mess with.

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The Daily Wire has the story:

“So, we’re protecting Germany, we’re protecting France, we’re protecting all of these countries,” Trump said. “And then numerous of the countries 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.”

“You tell me if that is appropriate.” Trump continued. “This has been going on for decades. This has been brought up by other presidents, but other presidents never did anything about it.”

“It’s very unfair to our country, it’s very unfair to our taxpayers,” Trump told Stoltenberg. “And I think that these countries have to step it up not over a 10 year period— they have to step it up immediately.”

A Forbes report from this week visually expressed just how staggering our spending at NATO is compared to other member-nations:

Trump continued his rebuke on Twitter Wednesday:

This is exactly why we elected Trump. For far too long, the view of many Americans and the global community has been that the US is nothing more than a force for evil in an otherwise peaceful country.

Not so.

The US has been a powerful force for good, and, since WWII, our military has been used as a virtual global police force, expected to keep our allies safe while they do as they please.

It’s about time the US held our allies accountable for their end of the bargain.

 

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