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Badass Trump Lectured & Insulted EU Leaders – No Money, No Defence



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May 26 2017
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This may sound weird, or even funny, but it appears that Trump and Arab Muslims share more common interests than the U.S. president does with European friends. As a start, both Donald Trump and King Salman agreed that Iran is their common enemy in the Middle East. Iran was their punching bag when Trump visited Saudi for the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh.

 

Both Trump and Salman also agreed to exterminate ISIS, never mind that it was the same kingdom which bred, supplied and sponsored the terrorists. More importantly, the commander-in-chief didn’t need much hardcore selling after the king gleefully purchased US$110 billion – effective immediately – plus another US$350 billion over the next 10 years of U.S. military equipments.

President Donald Trump Visit To Saudi Arabia - At Tarmac with King Salman

Doing business with the Arabs was so easy that all the American defence contractors believed President Trump is the best president the nation has ever had. Not satisfied with the US$350 billion shopping spree, the Saudi insisted that Trump must be decorated like a Christmas tree – with gold King Abdulaziz medal. Dances, drums, songs and whatnot were thrown in too.

 

It was a different story when the U.S. president steps on European soil. While terrorism may top President Donald Trump’s agenda, European leaders keep pressing him on climate change and the environment. During lunch on Thursday, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron urged President Trump not to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement on climate change.

President Donald Trump, Melania and Pope Francis

To the European Union, climate change is more important than lives lost due to terrorism. Even the Manchester terrorist attack which saw 22 people killed, including an 8-year-old girl, fails to wake the EU leaders up. Heck, even at the Vatican, Pope Francis handed Trump a 181-page book which talks about climate change, a subject that Trump slammed as a “hoax” created by China.

 

Not only the EU thinks greenhouse gas emissions and global warming is deadlier than terrorism, they also believe Russia is a greater threat than ISIS. Of course, Trump doesn’t think so as he regards Russian President Vladimir Putin as a great leader, even greater than fellow former U.S. President Barack Obama. But that’s not the best part.

President Donald Trump Visit EU - Lectured NATO Speech

All hell breaks loose at Trump’s first NATO summit on Thursday. In front of an audience of European leaders that included British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the U.S. president lectured them about paying more towards their defence.

 

“NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations. Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defence. This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States,” – Mr Trump trolled the speechless EU leaders.

Trump-Lectured-EU-Leaders-Speechless

Obviously, Trump was happy at the Saudi who pays more than what they needed for defence but isn’t impressed with the Europeans who underpay their “fair share” for defence. And for that, he decided not to give what the America’s NATO allies were waiting for – the assurance that the United States will automatically come to their defence when attacked.

 

President Trump was widely expected to reaffirm the US’ commitment to Article V of the NATO treaties, under which all NATO allies pledge to come to the aid of a member under attack. Instead, he deliberately skipped that part in a speech to dedicate a memorial to the Berlin Wall and the 9/11 attacks. The White House conveniently assured that Trump’s mere presence was sufficient.

Donald Trump Refuses To Shake Hands With Angela Merkel

This is the first time since Truman that a U.S. president fails to commit to Article V, a major blow to the NATO alliance. The notorious Trump had called the NATO alliance “obsolete” and even handed a bill to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for US$374 billion – money he claims Germany owes NATO – during their White House meeting in March.

 

NATO and EU leaders were also flabbergasted when President Trump only briefly mentioned Russia in talking about NATO’s mission, spending much more time on counter-terrorism and immigration. The EU leaders, mostly liberals and globalists, had expected Trump to bash Russia, not underpayments and certainly not terrorism and immigration.

Donald Trump and Theresa May - Reaction of Trump Speech at EU NATO

At one point, Mr. Trump was also seen muscling himself to the front of group of leaders during the summit, firmly pushing aside Duško Marković, prime minister of soon-to-be member Montenegro, then confidently adjusting his suit as he emerged in the front of the group for a photograph. The badass Trump was there not to make friends but to lecture, have fun and take photos.

 

He was also reportedly demonstrated his dominance with his macho hand wrestling with French President Emmanuel Macron, where both presidents gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, until their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening. The handshake battle means Trump has very little common interests with EU liberal leaders.

President Donald Trump HandShake Battle with President Emmanuel Macron

 

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