NATO Secretary says it is because of Trumps Leadership that allies are spending record Billions on defense
Recently the Atlantic asked Senior White House officials to describe the Trump doctrine. The one that described it best was “were America Bitch.” Trump is strutting with this strategy at the NATO summit. There was a back and forth with NATO Secretary General before the Summit. Trump again saying our Allies are not doing enough to pay for their own defense.
Donald Tusk, the President of the powerful European Council, responded to Trump “Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don’t have that many.”
Trump has balls of steel and carried on with the “were America Bitch”strategy with the NATO Secretary General today, face to face.“So we’re supposed to protect you against Russia but they’re paying billions of dollars to Russia and I think that’s very in inappropriate,” Trump said. “And the former Chancellor of Germany is the head of the pipeline company that is supplying the gas. Ultimately, Germany will have almost 70% of their country controlled by Russia with natural gas. So you tell me, is that appropriate? I’ve been complaining about this from the time I got in.”
The U.S. president said Germany is “totally controlled” by Russia through its oil and gas deals with the country, also calling it “very sad.” Trump said NATO is essentially protecting Russia also. He called it a bad deal for NATO and asked if the NATO Secretary General if he thought that was appropriate.
“They’ll say wait a minute we’re supposed to be protecting you from Russia but why are you paying billions of dollars to Russia for energy? Why are countries in NATO, namely Germany having a large percentage of their energy needs paid to Russia and taken care of by Russia?” Trump asked.
Trump repeated it doesn’t make sense that NATO’s mission is protecting western Europe from the influence of Russia while at the same time these countries are making energy deals with the nation. He said if we’re going to have an alliance that means shared interests it must also mean shared investments.
“Germany is a captive of Russia,” he said of the oil-gas deal between the two countries.
Trump called on countries, specifically Germany, to “step it up” on their contribution to NATO immediately, not 10 years from now.
“Germany as far as I am concerned is captive to Russia … we’re supposed to protect Germany while they are getting their energy from Russia, explain that,” Trump once again asked the NATO Secretary General.
Trump also called it “very unfair” to the United States and to taxpayers.
NATO SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: First of all, it’s great to see you again, Mr. President. And good to have you here for a summit. And we are going to discuss many important issues at the summit. Among them is defense spending. And we all agree that we have to do more. I agree with you that we have to do make sure that our allies are investing more. The good news is that allies have started to invest more in defense.
After years of cutting defense budgets, they have started to add billions to their defense budgets. And last year was the biggest increase in defense spending across Europe and Canada in that generation.
TRUMP: Why was that last year?
STOLTENBERG: It’s also because of your leadership, because of your carried message. And —
TRUMP: They won’t write that, but that’s okay.
In case you missed it the NATo Secretary General said that it was because of Trump’s leadership that these NATO countries are spending more on defense in the Billions. You will not hear this in the press but what Stoltenberg said was these free loading countries have increased their defense spending because “were America Bitch.” And we finally have a President with a set of balls that sits right across from people screwing us and says “it’s not going to happen anymore.”