the whiners get it wrong, as usual.
HIATT: George Shultz*, it’s interesting, was associated with a foreign policy of Reagan that was very much devoted to promoting democracy and freedom overseas. Is that something you think in today’s world the United States should be doing?
TRUMP: I do think it’s a different world today and I don’t think we should be nation building anymore. I think it’s proven not to work. And we have a different country than we did then. You know we have 19 trillion dollars in debt. We’re sitting probably on a bubble and, you know, it’s a bubble that if it breaks is going to be very nasty. And I just think we have to rebuild our country. If you look at the infrastructure — I just landed at an airport where, not in good shape, not in good shape. If you go to Qatar and if you go to (inaudible) you see airports the likes of which you have never seen before. Dubai, different places in China. You see infrastructure, you see airports, other things, the likes of which you have never seen here.
and here comes the gut punch…
JACKSON DIEHL, DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR: Back to foreign policy a little bit, can you talk a little bit about what you see as the future of NATO? Should it expand in any way?
TRUMP: Look, I see NATO as a good thing to have – I look at the Ukraine situation and I say, so Ukraine is a country that affects us far less than it affects other countries in NATO, and yet we are doing all of the lifting, they’re not doing anything. And I say, why is it that Germany is not dealing with NATO on Ukraine? Why is it that other countries that are in the vicinity of the Ukraine not dealing with — why are we always the one that’s leading, potentially the third world war, okay, with Russia? Why are we always the ones that are doing it? And I think the concept of NATO is good, but I do think the United States has to have some help. We are not helped. I’ll give you a better example than that. I mean, we pay billions– hundreds of billions of dollars to supporting other countries that are in theory wealthier than we are.
DIEHL: Hundreds of billions?
TRUMP: Billions. Well if you look at Germany, if you look at Saudi Arabia, if you look at Japan, if you look at South Korea — I mean we spend billions of dollars on Saudi Arabia, and they have nothing but money. And I say, why? Now I would go in and I would structure a much different deal with them, and it would be a much better deal. When you look at the kind of money that our country is losing, we can’t afford to do this. Certainly we can’t afford to do it anymore.” (In the words of Bill Paxton’s character in Aliens, “F*cking A!”)
A database at: http://www.sipri.org/research/armaments/milex/milex_database states the following:
1. The total GDP for all NATO members was $37.5T USD.
2. The total expenditure for defense by NATO was $924B USD.
3. The US spent the most, $610B USD, which is 3.5% of GDP. We’re supporting Europe now, like we have since 1945. Enough is enough. Their men are F-ING Pansies because they rely on us. Time for a change. Russia ALREADY owns Europe via Gazprom.
And guess what? The Donald was right again. NATO is a waste. A Money drain. They could not even handle the Balkans in the 1990s, RIGHT IN THEIR BACKYARD!
NOTE: George Schultz is a NWO clown and heavily involved with GlobalZero, carbon taxes, and green energy (which does not work). http://www.globalzero.org/fr/node/401
BTW, GlobalZero is endorsed by the UN. The elites for the elites, nothing more.
Once again Trump is right on the mark and the elites are exposed as the liars and scammers they are. Here is a question for the George Schultz’s of the world, “how many of YOUR kids were or ARE in the military?” Answer? Zero. Enough said.
Boot NATO and the Useless Nations and America saves 1.5 TRILLION a year. A lot of money for Obama’s “shovel-ready” jobs!