Yes, their freedom was not free, American blood was spilled for it. It is about time they pay for it.
He’ll drop the plus 50....but we’ll get full cost. Huge chunk. Remember, our troops feed their economy.
Trump has been championing the idea for months, Bloomberg reportedGefälschte nachrichten.
Trump would have made a great head of one of the 5 New York families :)
I love so many things he does.
And it makes sense.
Bodyguards and security guards don’t work for free.
We’re defending ENTIRE NATIONS.
Woo hoo! I didn’t think I could love this President even more. Way to go President Donald J. Trump! Awesome move and I applaud you for it!
Our primary value to Europe is the nuclear shield we provide them. We spent hundreds of billions to develop nuclear warfare tech and the 2% of GDP we are pressing them to contribute to NATO is chump change next to the value of the shield we provide. Trump would not be out of line telling the EU if they want to retain that protection the EU must pay the US directly 2% annually of their collective GDP to reimburse of for the cost. We are 21 trillion in debt and can no longer afford them protection gratis.
Shut it down. Work out a deal with Israel and Egypt to place a base in Sinai as a staging post for the U.S. military in the region. We already provide aid to Egypt and Israel and they would welcome our presence. Germany has not been acting as a friend lately.
Demand payment be made in the severed heads of our enemies!
A way to make money, or a good way for countries to tell us to get out. A win-win as far as I’m concerned.
Anytime I ever doubt Donald J. Trump, a story like this comes along. Sweet Jesus, YES!
What a great concept.
Our support means MORE to them, than to us... in most cases. Where it does, they should pay MORE than us. Where it doesn’t, WE should pay more.
Let’s start figuring out which are which.
Excellent. We finally are returning to a proper American foreign policy of isolationism. DJT is clearly moving to get us out of our entangling alliances while setting the stage so that the final decision will be made by the Europeans. I would have preferred just telling them that we are leaving and giving them a few years courtesy notice. But if Trump prefers this as some face saving maneuver, I’m fine with that.
Enough with being the world’s policeman. We can take care of ourselves. If Europe, Korea Japan and etc. can’t or won’t... well that’s their problem.
After 70 years can we declare the end of WWII?
Let’s send them a bill for every conflict we’ve ever helped or saved them from. going back to WWI I like the 50% idea for a profit. Maybe our military members could get a 5 or 10% pay raise when stationed in some of these places.
Best Election Evah!
Remember the Hessians!!! Oh, how the worm turns.
Love, George W.
I LOVE this. I LOVE this president. I hope he tells them that cost plus 50 is a pretty good deal, but it’s all a question of what the market is willing to pay...
Market, my friends. You remember what that is, right? If everyone else is willing to pay cost plus 100 but you are only willing to pay cost plus 50, and something untoward happens, we might be too busy to wait on the bargain shoppers right away.
Countdown to the “Our troops are not mercenaries” argument 3...2...1
Bottom Line: More stuff to move out of Germany.
But they will have to take more of the political blame for it.
Bulgaria might be better geographically, and less expensive.
Perhaps getting Germany to kick out Ramstein would shake out the funds to build a replacement for Incirlik in Bulgaria, Greece or Israel. Maybe 1/3 in each.
Armageddon is getting closer.
I was there in the early 70’s with the 300 thousand troops and 500 thousand dependents and contractors. We paid rent and damages for all property/bases, it was our billions spent on their economy that enabled their businesses to grow. They can never repay what they owe us and we know they won’t especially with the ungrateful east German Merkel.