by Sierra Marlee | May 25, 2017 6:49 pm
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m most certainly not one of Donald Trump’s biggest fans. That being said, I’m also not one of those people who complains about every single thing Trump says or does for the sake of doing it. Those people are annoying as all get out and they’re not helping anyone.
Apparently, the outrage of the day is Trump setting up clear boundaries with NATO and demanding that its participants pay their fair share because we simply can’t afford to take care of them for free anymore.
Trump has proven himself to be capable of drawing red lines and sticking to them, unlike past presidents I refuse to name. This is bad news for NATO, which Trump has put on notice.
He has made it clear that he believes it to be unfair to the American taxpayers to foot the bill for countries that aren’t willing to pay for their own defense.
The New York Post reported on the speech Trump gave to the congregation at the organization’s headquarters in Brussels:
“In facing our common challenges, we must also ensure that NATO members meet their financial obligations and pay what they owe. Many have not been doing that.”
“If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions then NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism.”
Below is a graphic that shows exactly how much each NATO country pays for their own defense:
Naturally, liberals and those in NATO aren’t exactly happy about hearing about this.
There are some people who think that we need to take care of the world because we can. That’s a noble cause, except we can no longer afford to do that. We need them to pay for at least a portion of their own defense, or we’re going to go broke and then they won’t have any protection whatsoever.
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