Donald Trump Tweeted behind Angela Merkel’s back, proving he is, indeed, a compulsive liar, an ignorant and a coward of a president of the greatest nation on earth! “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German 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!”
Trump made the above statement in two tweets. It is not a nice thing to say behind chancellor Angela Merkel’s back immediately after she left the White House. If Trump were a gentleman he would have had the courage to say it in front of her and get the bilateral negotiation going. Here are some useful talking points from me:
NATO is a mutual defense treaty among allies. It has no plan to hire the USA as mercenary fighting troops to defend Europe.
If Trump wants the USA to work for NATO and get paid like a mercenary instead of an equal partner in regional security, just say so in front of her.
Trump can immediately withdraw from NATO if he does not want the USA to defend North Atlantic nations.
No country, including Germany, owes any money to the US or NATO. NATO members pay their fair share according to formal agreement requiring countries to contribute in proportion to the country’s GDP.
NATO is not Mar-a-Largo where members pay the same annual fee regardless of their personal wealth.