LM: As we can see, from the chart below, most of Europe doesn’t contribute the required 2% to support their own defense, as agreed upon, as members of NATO. That choice is clearly these countries’ prerogative. In essence, by their actions, they don’t support NATO.
Clearly this is the case. Why are the people of these United States continuing to subsidize Europe with their their blood and treasure to prop up this sham?
Trump Warns Germany “Owes Vast Sums To US… Must Be Paid For Defense”
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Of course this is not the first time he has pointed this out… NATO, he said, “has problems.
“[NATO] is obsolete, first because it was designed many, many years ago,” Bild quoted Trump as saying about the trans-Atlantic military alliance. “Secondly, countries aren’t paying what they should” and NATO “didn’t deal with terrorism.”
While those comments expanded on doubts Trump raised about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during his campaign, he reserved some of his most dismissive remarks for the EU and Merkel, whose open-border refugee policy he called a “catastrophic mistake.”
FACT CHECK: Trump is 100% Correct – Germany has been under-funding its defense budget for years… NATO’s 28-member countries committed in 2014 to spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense within a decade. But only the U.S. and four other members of the post-World War II military coalition are meeting the standard, Pence said.
I know Nothiiiiiiing! – Frau Merkel