Last week in typical Donald Trump fashion he handed German Prime Minister Angela Merkel a “Bill” asking for back payments owed by Germany to NATO. Trump also included interest.
Yes, you read that correctly. President Trump personally gave the queen of globalism Angela Merkel a bill for what is owed by Germany as compared to what the US has been paying since 2002 when Merkel’s predecessor, Gerhard Schröder, pledged to spend more on defense. Estimates suggest the total came out to £300bn, with official figures citing the shortfall to be around £250bn plus £50bn in interest added on. In dollars, that’s close to $400 billion.
According to the Independent UK:
The Times [UK] quoted a German government minister as saying the move was “outrageous”.
The unnamed minister said: “The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the Chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations.”
And the paper quoted a source close to Mrs. Merkel saying she has “ignored the provocation.”
The day after President Trump tweeted:
“Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with the Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes … vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!”
In response to the claims, German defense minister Ursula Von der Leyen rejected the notion the European nation owed the US or Nato.
She issued a statement saying: “There is no debt account at Nato. Defence spending also goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into our European missions and into our contribution to the fight against [Isis] terrorism.”
Her comments were backed by Ivo Daalder, permanent representative to Nato from 2009 to 2013 under the Obama administration, who queried the President’s understanding of the organization.
He tweeted: “Sorry Mr President, that’s not how Nato works. The US decides for itself how much it contributes to defending Nato. This is not a financial transaction, where Nato countries pay the US to defend them. It is part of our treaty commitment.”
All this should make all us patriots teary eyes with proudness. Because this proves why we all voted for Donald Trump to be our president in the first place. Through all the ridicule we suffered from establishment Republicans and all the names we were called. It was all worth it. We finally have a real American President, one who puts us first and foremost. One who cares about America and us Americans first over any other. He’s not ashamed to show it and have it on full display. No more apologies for how many times the US has saved the world’s butt or kept the peace while rogue nations became a threat to global peace.
The world will just need to now learn a different way of being. We now live in a world where we will still happily go save you, but it will come at a price. As it always should have. No more nation building on the backs of hard-working Americans. Yes, those days are over. We just don’t have it in us anymore to keep saving a world who despises us and quite frankly, we just can’t afford it anymore. In case you haven’t heard, at 20 trillion in debt, we’re broke.
So Merkel, next time you need us, please don’t call…. call all those Muslim refugees you let in which are taking your money, raping your women and annihilating your culture. I’m sure those Refugees are pretty good with knives, firearms, and bombs.