Donald Trump announced another bold proposal on an interview with CNN. Instead of approaching our European NATO allies with an attitude of servility, we ought to demand that they pay us for our protection.
Here’s the report from the Conservative Tribune:
“I mean, we’re providing a tremendous service. Our country is stone-cold broke. We owe $19 trillion. It’s going to be $21 trillion very soon.
“So, whenever I talk about Japan or Germany or Saudi Arabia, I always say, no, no, if they don’t make us whole, they may have to defend themselves.
This attitude of making our allies pay their way when it comes to their national security is a stark contrast to Hillary Clinton, who believes in never letting our allies down, even when they fail to keep their own end of the bargain.
“You have to be prepared to talk from a deal. You can’t go in there saying – like Hillary said, we will never let our partners down. We will never, never, never. OK, that’s wonderful, except, you know what? If I’m Japan, I say, ‘good.'”
This principle of demanding fair payment should apply to our enemies as well our allies. Consider the terrible “bargain” Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated with Iran. The deal empowered Iran with everything it wanted, including a pathway to nuclear weapons and the end of longtime sanctions, but left America with nothing.
American needs to start standing up for itself, because this habit of capitulating to every demand made by both our allies and enemies has weakened us to the point that other countries now blatantly take advantage of us.
This “give at all costs” policy has got to stop, and must be replaced with a more fiscally sound, common sense approach. Obama and Clinton disagree with this, but that’s why Trump continues to dominate the headlines and the polls.
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