This entire presidential administration is a big, sick joke, in the sense of that most of the time, it seems as though nobody within its confines knows what they’re doing.
Donald Trump has long appeared to hold fast to the idea that NATO is something that the United States, ostensibly, leads, and which the other member countries must pay more towards the upkeep of than they already do.
That’s not true. Trump is in no position to demand that the other member countries of NATO pay more than they’re already paying, and, in fact, other members of NATO have long worked towards paying more towards the upkeep of NATO completely of their own accord.
Trump, however, continues to insist that the other member countries of NATO pay more than they already do towards its upkeep. He brought up this claim while speaking in Europe on the occasion of his arrival on the continent for a NATO summit this past week.
Trump’s Chief of Staff and former RNC head Reince Priebus echoed the President’s assertions on Twitter this past week, writing, “
@POTUS continues to get things done on 1st foreign trip as @NATO leaders committed today to pay their fair share for defense & fight ISIS.”
Check out some of the best replies to this belligerently propagand-ish statement below.
It’s true; outside of the President’s trip to NATO, the most substantive thing to take place was when he sold out the security of the United States to Saudi Arabia in the name of an arms deal.