Epic: President Trump Eats NATO for Breakfast – Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Confronted By Trump On EU Gas Pipeline Agreement With Russia…

Oh snap.  Brilliant, simply brilliant.  President Trump keeps the cameras rolling during a breakfast with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; and absolutely crushes the NATO position on needing money to defend against Russia when NATO -specifically Germany- is funding Russian expansion financially through energy development, and simultaneously asking the U.S. for money to defend against Russia.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks like he is half going to break out laughing, and half saying to himself: oh, it’s on..

Stoltenberg: […] I think that two World Wars and the Cold War taught us that we are stronger together than apart.

Trump: But how can you be together when a country is getting its energy from the person you want protection against or from the group that you want protection?

Stoltenberg: Because we understand that when we stand together, also in dealing with Russia, we are stronger. I think what we have seen is that —

Trump: No, you’re just making Russia richer. You’re not dealing with Russia. You’re making Russia richer.

This is a MUST WATCH:

Transcript – AT BILATERAL BREAKFAST – Chief of Mission Residence – Brussels, Belgium – 9:13 A.M. CEST – PRESIDENT TRUMP: Good morning, everybody. Good morning to the media — the legitimate media and the fake-news media. Good morning to them. A lot of good people here. Surprising.

Q Mr. President, which countries did you want to spend more on NATO in particular?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Just look at the chart. Take a look at the chart. It’s public. And many countries are not paying what they should. And, frankly, many countries owe us a tremendous amount of money for many years back, where they’re delinquent, as far as I’m concerned, because the United States has had to pay for them. So if you go back 10 or 20 years, you’ll just add it all up. It’s massive amounts of money is owed. The United States has paid and stepped up like nobody. This has gone on for decades, by the way. This has gone on for many Presidents. But no other President brought it up like I bring it up. So something has to be done, and the Secretary General has been working on it very hard.

This year, since our last meeting, commitments have been made for over $40 billion more money spent by other countries. So that’s a step, but it’s a very small step. It sounds like a lot of money, and it is. But it’s a very small amount of money relative to what they owe and to what they should be paying. And it’s an unfair burden on the United States.

So we’re here to talk about that, and I’m sure it will be resolved. I have great confidence in the Secretary General. He’s worked very, very hard on this, and he knows it’s a fact. But I have great confidence in him and his representatives.

You going to say something?

SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: First of all, it’s great to see you again, Mr. President. And good to have you here for a summit. And we are going to discuss many important issues at the summit. Among them is defense spending. And we all agree that we have to do more. I agree with you that we have to do make sure that our allies are investing more. The good news is that allies have started to invest more in defense.

After years of cutting defense budgets, they have started to add billions to their defense budgets. And last year was the biggest increase in defense spending across Europe and Canada in that generation.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Why was that last year?

SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: It’s also because of your leadership, because of your carried message. And —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: They won’t write that, but that’s okay.

SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: No, I have said it before, but the thing is that it really has. And your message is having an impact, and we are going to build on that to make sure that we have further increases. You initiated last year that all allies are going to develop national plans on how to spend more on defense. And based on these national plans, we now estimate that European allies and Canada will add 266 extra U.S. dollars for defense from now until — billion U.S. dollars — until 2024.

So this is really adding some extra momentum. It helps and we are moving in the right direction. But we still have to do more, and that is what we’re going to address after the summit later on today.

Let me also add that a strong NATO is good for Europe and it’s also good for the United States. The U.S. (inaudible) presence in Europe helps to protect Europe, but it also helps the United States project power to the Middle East, to Africa. And I think also that clout — the military clout of Europe, economic clout, the political clout — also is helpful dealing with Russia. And we look forward to the meeting you’re going to have with President Putin. And I think that leaders are also looking forward to your thoughts about the meeting with President Putin later on.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I have to say, I think it’s very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia, where you’re supposed to be guarding against Russia, and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia. So we’re protecting Germany. We’re protecting France. We’re protecting all of these countries. And then numerous of the countries go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia, where they’re paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia.

So we’re protect you against Russia, but they’re paying billions of dollars to Russia, and I think that’s very inappropriate. And the former Chancellor of Germany is the head of the pipeline company that’s supplying the gas. Ultimately, Germany will have almost 70 percent of their country controlled by Russia with natural gas.

So you tell me, is that appropriate? I mean, I’ve been complaining about this from the time I got in. It should have never been allowed to have happened. But Germany is totally controlled by Russia, because they will be getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline. And you tell me if that’s appropriate, because I think it’s not, and I think it’s a very bad thing for NATO and I dont think it should have happened. And I think we have to talk to Germany about it.

On top of that, Germany is just paying a little bit over 1 percent, whereas the United States, in actual numbers, is paying 4.2 percent of a much larger GDP. So I think that’s inappropriate also. You know, we’re protecting Germany, we’re protecting France. We’re protecting everybody. And yet we’re paying a lot of money to protect.

Now, this has been going on for decades. This has been brought up by other presidents. But other presidents never did anything about it because I dont think they understood it or they just didnt want to get involved.

But I have to bring it up, because I think it’s very unfair to our country. It’s very unfair to our taxpayer. And I think that these countries have to step it up not over a 10-year period; they have to step it up immediately. Germany is a rich country. They talk about they’re going to increase it a tiny bit by 2030. Well, they could increase it immediately tomorrow and have no problem. I dont think it’s fair to the United States.

So we’re going to have to do something because we’re not going to put up with it. We can’t put up with it. And it’s inappropriate.

So we have to talk about the billions and billions of dollars that’s being paid to the country that we’re supposed to be protecting you against. You know, everybody is talking about it all over the world. They’ll say, well, wait a minute, we’re supposed to be protecting you from Russia, but why are you paying billions of dollars to Russia for energy? Why are countries in NATO, namely Germany, having a large percentage of their energy needs paid to Russia and taken care of by Russia?

Now, if you look at it, Germany is a captive of Russia because they supply. They got rid of their coal plants. They got rid of their nuclear. They’re getting so much of the oil and gas from Russia. I think it’s something that NATO has to look at. I think it’s very inappropriate. You and I agree that it’s inappropriate. I dont know what you can do about it now, but it certainly doesnt seem to make sense that they paid billions of dollars to Russia and now we have to defend them against Russia.

SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: You know, NATO is an alliance of 29 nations, and there are sometimes differences and different views, and also some disagreements. And the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is one issue where allies disagree. But the strength of NATO is that despite these differences, we have always been able to unite around our core task, to protect and defend each other, because we understand that we are stronger together than apart.

I think that two World Wars and the Cold War taught us that we are stronger together than apart.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: But how can you be together when a country is getting its energy from the person you want protection against or from the group that you want protection?

SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: Because we understand that when we stand together, also in dealing with Russia, we are stronger. I think what we have seen is that —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, you’re just making Russia richer. You’re not dealing with Russia. You’re making Russia richer.

SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: Well, I think that even during the Cold War, NATO Allies were trading with Russia, and then there have been disagreements about what kind of trade arrangements we should (inaudible).

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I think trade is wonderful. I think energy is a whole different story. I think energy is a much different story than normal trade. And you have a country like Poland that won’t accept the gas. You take a look at some of the countries — they won’t accept it, because they don’t want to be captive to Russia. But Germany, as far as I’m concerned, is captive to Russia, because it’s getting so much of its energy from Russia. So we’re supposed to protect Germany, but they’re getting their energy from Russia. Explain that. And it can’t be explained — you know that.

Thank you.

Q What are the consequences if they don’t spend more, Mr. President?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: They will spend more. I have great confidence that they’ll spend more. I have great confidence.

Q Mr. President, does something have to change on trade for you to keep your troop levels in Europe?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I have great confidence that they will be spending more money, as they should be.

Q Mr. President, why is it (inaudible) spend 10 times more than Russia for defense? Why is it necessary to spend 10 times more money on defense (inaudible)? You are a businessman.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s a shame they made that deal. Too bad. It’s too bad. Thank you.

END 9:24 A.M. CEST

ROFLMAO…. and this is only breakfast! Imagine when President Trump gets hold of EU President Donald Tusk…

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784 Responses to Epic: President Trump Eats NATO for Breakfast – Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Confronted By Trump On EU Gas Pipeline Agreement With Russia…

  1. scott467 says:

    “And we all agree that we have to do more. I agree with you that we have to do make sure that our allies are investing more. The good news is that allies have started to invest more in defense.”

    _________________

    Every dime spent on defense is one dime less to spend on their real agenda, which is one world government, and if they achieve that, they won’t NEED to spend hardly ANY money on defense.

    Defense against whom?

    Defending against nation-states requires a great deal of money.

    But if the entire world is one nation-state called Globaltopia, then only a bare minimum would be required to suppress localized uprisings with small arms as they occur. A few SEAL type teams could take care of that.

    The globalists have USED America (and the puppets bought and installed as our ‘presidents’ since Reagan) as their own military, to overthrow whatever regime they choose, to destabilize the entire Middle East in order to cause the mass-migration of islam into Europe (and flying them into North America by the millions if Witch Hillary had won) to destabilize the Western nations.

    They never intended to have to FIGHT the American military, they were just going to take official control over it, when Witch Hillary formally ceded American sovereignty to the U.N., where Hussein would have been installed as Secretary General and president of the world.

    These globalist vampires make Hitler and his goal of a ‘thousand year Reich’ seem like a poser.

    They almost pulled it off.

    They haven’t needed to spend on NATO, because there wasn’t going to be any enemy to defend against, once they ruled the world.

    Liked by 16 people

    • singular says:

      So right, as usual, Scott. You pegged it. WWell, we’re not buying, and we have our lion to defend our country.

      Liked by 2 people

    • All I can add here is a disgusting quote made by an evil man.

      “It is to the sacred principles enshrined in the “united nations” charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance.”

      Said to the “united nations” general assembly in February of 1992. By ghw bush who will totally escape punishment for his crimes against humanity and We The People, soon…

      Of course, the “united nations” (quotes because it might as well be labeled the globalist crime foundation) was created HERE in America. The charter written by then sec of state cordell hull under king franklin destructo roosevelt. “New Deal” my @$$…

      As I insist I can’t help, this all goes back to the globalists… err.. federal reserve.

      It cannot be allowed to exist as it is THE root of all our problems.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Jedi9 says:

        You are right! It needs to change! Understanding the Globalist agenda then you begin to see the bigger picture in how such ORGS like UN, NATO, and EU are all complicit in undermining every human’s individual freedoms.

        God I am so grateful for having a President who is the ultimate Troll! When he mentions the US taxpayers I am even more excited because he is talking about you and me! He truly is one of us!

        Thank you Lord! For the first time in a long time, we truly have a leader who leads without apologies! Love it!

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      • scott467 says:

        “It is to the sacred principles enshrined in the “united nations” charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance.” — GHW Bush, a.k.a. Traitor 41

        __________________

        Pledge ‘allegiance’ to the filthy, degenerate, wholly corrupt U.N.?

        Herbert Walker Bush can kiss my @ss, and so can the U.N.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      You are more correct than you may know, scott.
      Today, AEI and Brookings teamed up to start their latest initiative, “Rethinking globalization: How do we rebuild support?” (go to AEI’s youtube page to watch, refuse to provide their links to propaganda)

      They intend to have their U.S. takeover and globalization, no.matter.what.

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  2. ladypenquin says:

    Outstanding, straightforward talk from our President. He really let them have it. Had no idea that Germany is paying billions to Russia for energy, and we’re paying to “protect” Germany from Russia. Let them protect themselves.

    POTUS is right. Nonsense on by 2030, Germany will up their share to 2%. Do it now. We don’t need NATO and we sure don’t need to take care of Europe.

    Liked by 19 people

    • Lady P- another thing I realized – this is all connected to the phony BS about “climate change” and “global warming.” Germany is not the only country where the Greenies convinced the powers that be to give up traditional energy sources like nuclear, coal, oil, etc. in favor of solar and wind power that doesn’t work. Now look what happened. Germany has to go hat in hand to Uncle Vlad and beg for energy to power their grid.

      This should be a cautionary tale for all nations.

      Liked by 17 people

    • Hank says:

      Why should NATO, with a GNP of about 18 trillion, need the U.S. to protect them from Russia, with a GNP of about 3 trillion? I wish Trump would have asked them that.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Oh he will, he will ask that and much more. Trump just mopped the floor with that pompous “official.” No one has ever asked them direct questions and waited for and demanded direct answers. They are used to droning on and on and eating lots of free food at these “events.” I bet the other side of the table lost their appetite when they realizes they would actually be doing real work with Trump! Hahahhaa!

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    • Plus the $151 Billions in trade we are giving them! I’m so darn proud of our President!!!

      Liked by 8 people

    • dimbulbz says:

      But, can you imagine the mess we would have if the entire EU were being controlled by Muslim extremists? This shows me the wisdom of staying close to your friends and closer to your enemies – the EU appears to be a mix of both. Yes, we need the buffer of the EU to slow the global creep of terrorism. Too bad for the UK, but they made the disgusting bed they’re lying in. Keeping NATO together as long as possible is the best move. I do believe it is only temporary (at best a couple of decades), as they just dont seem to get the peril they are in.

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  3. Cooper45 says:

    I went to bed thinking about this epic video. It made me angry because it exposed the NATO racket more than anything before it. Sundance mentioned the humorous aspect of also watching Pompeo’s reactions as well as the Ambassador’s and COS Kelly.

    America has been disrespected, grossly unappreciated and often hated behind the scenes by “friendly” world leaders and the citizens of various countries that pose agreeably for the cameras and then scowl and mock America later when they think the spotlight is off. So it’s a good a time as any for Trump to unload on these country’s leaders that take advantage of the USA’s past generosity and its military. I didn’t hear any Euro speeches officially thanking the USA for its costly efforts in crushing ISIS and thus relieving some of the illegal immigrant waves heading to Euro.

    The fake news, liberal, open border, multi-culti media in Europe has fulfilled their paid instructions in painting a false impressionist version of an “evil racist ogre” Trump much like the American media has done and the gullible saps and vindictive anti Trump Muslim London mayor will be gleefully disrespecting, mocking and denouncing the American voter’s choice for POTUS. This video is better than all their puffery and buffoonery.

    Liked by 16 people

  4. FL_GUY says:

    President Trump just single handedly invaded Europe and once again, the Reich is going to fall!

    Liked by 12 people

  5. phoenixRising says:

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  6. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    In 2014 the United States supported a coup in Ukraine because the former President of Ukraine was signing energy deals with Russia.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. scott467 says:

    “Now, this has been going on for decades. This has been brought up by other presidents. But other presidents never did anything about it because I dont think they understood it or they just didnt want to get involved.”

    _____________________

    Translation: the other presidents (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Hussein) were either idiots or they abdicated their responsibility to safeguard and steward the American Peoples’ money.

    And he was far kinder than he should have been.

    The truth is that the previous presidents were guilty of High Treason — and they knew exactly what they were doing.

    Liked by 18 people

  8. littleanniesfannie says:

    Hello Mickey! Enjoying Brussels?????

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Emeraldstar says:

    I haven’t had this much fun on a blog article / thread since … EVER!

    Cheers, Treepers! I think we all needed it!

    And mighty thanks to Sundance!

    Winnamins are addictive …

    Liked by 15 people

  10. DeWalt says:

    Go to breakfast and take a baseball bat to the china. Reminds me of the part in the movie “The Untouchables “. Al Capone and the baseball bat. Thats what he just did at NATO. Bet they enjoyed that morning.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Landslide says:

    Indeed! This is why we elected him! “We are not going to be the stupid people anymore!” Glorious🎉🇺🇸👍🏻

    Liked by 13 people

  12. alliwantissometruth says:

    OMG!

    Trump is blowing up the world order!
    Trump is ravaging polite society!
    Trump is making a mockery of diplomatic relations!

    And how is it that Trump is able elicit such apocalyptic & catastrophic reactions from the worlds body politic & the media?

    By simply telling the truth. By simply being upfront & honest

    The worlds politico’s & media are so used to hiding the truth, so used to obfuscating & so saturated in rhetoric, deceit & lies, the unblemished truth becomes a shocking foreign abstract to them

    Telling the truth isn’t a part of their world. Following the prearranged plan is

    They become confused, angry & then bitter when confronted with the truth

    They expect a compliant & submissive American leader to shake hands & talk about what’s for dinner. What they get from President Trump is “Fuck all of you. Sit down & shut up. We pay the bills & protect all your wimpy asses so here’s how it’s going to be”

    They’re stunned

    It’s hysterical, & it’s a beautiful thing

    Liked by 14 people

    • DeWalt says:

      I bet Pompeo writes a book about his adventures with Trump.

      Liked by 1 person

      • piper567 says:

        DeWalt, Pompeo can hold that book until he serves two terms as President.

        Liked by 1 person

        • dimbulbz says:

          I am already sad thinking about 2024… WHAT, pray-tell will ever replace him? These years are flying by, because I dont have to lie awake at night and worry that my freedoms are being stripped away by someone who hates me, simply because I am free. The idea of a democrat ever being president again is almost too much to bear. They are the “domestic” enemies our founding fathers foresaw.

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          • piper567 says:

            dim, I do believe the President knows the importance of MAGA continuing…He will ensure his successor is in his furrow.
            But you are right, of course No One can replace Trump.
            We must however, have an Alpha Male capable of similarly being able to withstand our enemies. For they will Not go away.
            We CAN marginalize them though!

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    • Jedi9 says:

      No matter what the media does in trying to hide, manipulate or obfuscate the truth, the truth eventually comes out! When it does, the moment is 10x more damaging than just telling the truth itself! You can’t be a perveyor of truth if you are complicit in the lies that seeks to destroy it!

      Liked by 2 people

    • SSI01 says:

      Exactly.

      “And if you don’t like being talked to like this, pay your equal share, shoulder your fair share of the load – and you can talk to me as an equal. Until then I don’t want to hear from you – except to tell me how you’re going to increase your contribution – as of 6 months ago!!!”

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  13. scott467 says:

    “So we’re protect you against Russia, but they’re paying billions of dollars to Russia, and I think that’s very inappropriate. And the former Chancellor of Germany is the head of the pipeline company that’s supplying the gas.”

    _____________________

    So our GDP is roughly $19 trillion dollars.

    19,000,000,000,000 x 4.2% = $798,000,000,000 or $798 billion dollars that Americans are paying into NATO, every year.

    It appears that there are 29 countries in NATO, if you don’t count Ireland and Scotland as countries, because they are currently under hostile occupation by England.

    So America is subsidizing the other 28 NATO countries to the tune of $28.5 billion per year. That’s $28.5 billion dollars that those countries (and their taxpayers) DON’T have to spend on defense, because WE (you and me) are covering the bill FOR them.

    According to this chart ( http://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-every-nato-member-spends-on-military-in-2014-2015-2?r=UK&IR=T ), Germany paid $44 billion into NATO in 2014.

    So we are giving Germany $29 billion dollars, and in a Clinton-style sweetheart deal involving the former Chancellor of Germany and Russian gas Oligarchs, Germany in turn gives our money to Russia, the Bogeyman who NATO is supposed to be protecting Germany (and the other 27 member nations) against.

    So Germany is basically on American Welfare, and instead of using their stipend to buy necessities from legitimate sources that would reinvigorate the source of their benevolence, they blow it on black market contraband, enriching their enemies.

    Cut them off.

    Expel Germany from NATO and withdraw all U.S. military personnel. If they love Russia so much, let Russia be their Sugar Daddy.

    Liked by 20 people

    • scott- EXCELLENT post, one of your best.

      Liked by 2 people

    • margarite1 says:

      I wouldn’t know a thing about this except for POTUS and Sundance. WOW….POTUS really has exposed all the cockroaches in government. Think how many people powerful are livid that their gravy trains are exposed. POTUS and his family have amazing courage.

      Liked by 9 people

    • DeWalt says:

      Drove that nail home.

      Liked by 1 person

    • JohninMK says:

      The $798B that you mention is I think the total US defence budget. I would respectfully point out that it is not being paid into NATO. The US pays under $2B into NATO’s running costs.

      As I understand it a significant part of the US defence budget is spent on the defence of the Pacific and parts of the World that have nothing to do with NATO.

      I agree that the US should pull all of its military assets out of Europe as it is the only way to make the Governments in Europe pony up for their own defence. Except that this will not happen as there are very valid strategic reasons for the US to stay that have nothing to do with NATO and a great deal to do with keeping the US$ as the World’s reserve currency. The US needs to keep its vassals under control.

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      • scott467 says:

        “The $798B that you mention is I think the total US defence budget. I would respectfully point out that it is not being paid into NATO. The US pays under $2B into NATO’s running costs.”

        _________________

        $2 billion?

        That can’t even possibly be true. We spend a lot more than $2 billion just in unaccounted waste.

        The U.S. paid for NATO: $30 trillion and counting
        The United States stands at US$30 trillion and counting, almost two-thirds of all expenditures by all NATO members since the founding of the alliance — and nearly three-quarters of all spending by the twelve founding members.”
        https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/the_us_paid_for_nato_30_trillion_and_counting.html

        .

        “The North Atlantic alliance has its own military budget worth €1.29 billion ($1.4 billion), which is used to fund some operations and the NATO strategic command center, as well as training and research. But it is miniscule compared to overall spending on defense by NATO countries, which NATO estimates will total more than $921 billion in 2017. ” — CNN, https://money.cnn.com/2017/05/25/news/nato-funding-explained-trump/index.html

        .

        “The USA is indeed the main contributor, around 22%. Then comes Germany (14.5%), France (11%) and UK (10.5%). ” ( https://www.quora.com/Why-should-the-US-continue-to-supply-73-of-NATO-funds-Shouldnt-Germany-step-in-and-spend-more )

        Even using the 22% figure, 22% of $921 billion is a lot more than $2 billion. More like TWO HUNDRED and TWO billion.

        NATO Member contributions:
        https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2018/03/10/how-much-do-nato-member-nations-spend-on-defense/

        It would be great if there was a good source of data on this subject, but that sort of transparency would make it much harder for the corruptocrats to suck all that money down the oblivion hole.

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      • Alonzo says:

        We pay way more than $2 Billion to NATO, however it is difficult to track.

        From military balance blog: US direct spending on European defence currently amounts to just over 5% of the total US defence budget, as measured by the IISS.

        That equals $34.25 Billion out of a total defense budget of $685 Billion (my figures).

        The indirect NATO expenses from Military balance blog, are the costs for the the 70,000 service members stationed in NATO countries, 2,000 reservists, and 16,350 Department of Defense civilian personnel. Including personnel deployed on Operation Atlantic Resolve, with operations and maintenance expenses, annual costs for these forces are estimated at US$20.3bn in 2017 and US$24.4bn in 2018. This covers the costs of operating US bases in Europe.

        There are surely other costs that aren’t factored in here, however we are already over $50 BILLION. which boggles the mind.

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      • Amy2 says:

        These countries don’t pay into a fund. They are supposed to spend a certain percentage of their gdp on their OWN defenses.

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      • Dennis Leonard says:

        Well who do you get your marching orders from,we will pull out of Germany and go to Poland.There save a lot of words.

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    • Echo says:

      Sobering that the entire US Deep state establishment has known this for decades and deliberately did nothing about it. Preppie airheads at State + CoC cunning force the US taxpayer to wear their dogma and cash flow.

      Liked by 3 people

      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Well, they did more than nothing.
        They ran a Dog-And-Pony show of Military Preparedness. Here, there, and everywhere.

        And Conservatives got excited about a Strong-Defense candidate or incumbent. So you turned out to vote.

        All along, who were we protecting ourselves and our allies from Russia? Middle-East terrorists?

        How is that working out for ya? We almost could not be helping those two enemies out more.

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        • Echo says:

          Fair’s fair…the US military did kill a massive number of ISIS, to the point they don’t really exist militarily in Iraq or Syria. Also did a great job on foreign Al Q in Iraq, 40,000 dead I believe.

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    • WSB says:

      Perfect, Scott!!! That might make sense. Then Russia may actually expel the Muslims. Full circle.

      Liked by 1 person

    • piper567 says:

      scott…fantastic post/info.!
      I suggested earlier that the President have a little arithmetic lesson in future rallies…emphasizing these #s.
      Now I see your post, I think it a even better idea.
      Thanks for the # crunching!
      Trump Has Shown an interest in bringing home the magnitude of these treasonous trade deals, so maybe he can get these numbers out.
      I think that would be a good thing.

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      • scott467 says:

        Apparently my numbers were a little off.

        The $798 billion is (apparently) about what we spend total. I don’t know if what we spend on NATO is additional, but I suspect it is.

        It’s hard to find any concrete figures quickly, but supposedly the NATO budget in 2017 was $921 billion and we pay 22%, or $202 billion.

        That’s still a lotta moolah — and I’m not talkin’ about crazy islamists.

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  14. wjb105 says:

    I think the message is that the sanctions on Russia are a scam. Europe is not serious about them.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Jenny R. says:

      Just like the sanctions on Iran, an ally of Russia, are a scam on the part of the Europeans. As long as they can get away with it, they will.
      The focus should be on “as long as they can get away with it”.

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  15. SouthernTrumpette says:

    Stoltenberg: Because we understand that when we stand together, also in dealing with Russia, we are stronger. I think what we have seen is that —

    Trump: No, you’re just making Russia richer. You’re not dealing with Russia. You’re making Russia richer.

    You tell ’em, Trump! 😀
    He doesn’t let them get away with any of that nonsensical double – talk.
    I am so happy with our President!

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  16. Ditch Mitch says:

    Treepers and SD have been making note of all the Elite Globalists’ one on one talks with PDJT. Where are the nationalist leaders talks such as Poland and Italy. Oh wait, here is one:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/president-trump-given-a-nifty-gift-jersey-from-croatian-prime-minister-at-nato-summit/

    BTW, Croatia beat England today.

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  17. scott467 says:

    Jens really starts digging his own grave here:

    “Let me also add that a strong NATO is good for Europe and it’s also good for the United States. The U.S. (inaudible) presence in Europe helps to protect Europe, but it also helps the United States project power to the Middle East, to Africa. And I think also that clout — the military clout of Europe, economic clout, the political clout — also is helpful dealing with Russia.”

    ___________________

    Clout and $10 might buy you a cup of Covfefe.

    Our $798 BILLION</b? dollars BETTER be buying something more then effervascent 'clout', JENS.

    How did your European 'clout' serve you when Chamberlain negotiated with Hitler?

    Was Stalin impressed by your 'clout'?

    "Clout" only works at cocktail parties among the rich and famous while they scratch each other's backs. Strong men who are determined to take what you have by force don't care about your precious sensibilities and 'clout', Jens.

    And neither do I.

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  18. Paco Loco says:

    It’s apparent from the Gazprom natural gas deal that Germany and Russia are in a friendly trade relationship. The threat of Russia attacking Germany or any NATO country seems to be negligible. Let NATO and Russia negotiate a non-aggression treaty with significant troop reductions. Let the idiot Germans take all the expensive Russian gas they want and let us bring all of the US forces back home. There will be no WWIII in Europe between Europeans. The real threat to Europe is Islam.

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    • spren says:

      Right! That non-aggression pact between Germany and Russia worked out so well back in the 1930s, didn’t it? So what do we do when Russia decides to flex its muscles and cuts off Germany’s gas supply during a cold winter? Are we going to be expected to again come to the rescue? But I do agree that we should pull our forces out of Europe and station them on our southern border.

      Our defense umbrella we funded to protect Europe following WWII enabled these worthless countries to become socialist welfare states. It is time to make them take care of themselves and fund their own defense. Then we’ll see how much socialism they can afford.

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      • Alonzo says:

        I am relatively certain that there are not enough LNG ships available in the world to supply Germany in the event that Russia cut off their gas supply. Russia has played that game a little in the past and nothing prevents them from doing so in the future.

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        • piper567 says:

          Mutti must not have listened to the President’s Warsaw speech.
          One thing Trump promised Poland, is that we would never hold them hostage with energy.
          This is honorable. Poland and USA area actual allies. Honor among friends.
          Honor is just an obsolete concept to these vermin…to be tossed aside like one’s own Flag.
          This woman is despicable.
          Mutti doesn’t understand the position she is putting her Country in…I know, she doesn’t care…
          But Russia using energy as a weapon is precisely what Trump was addressing in this Warsaw speech. He offered Poland an alternative.
          Hard to believe Western Europe missed so much of the point of this speech.
          This speech which gave such hope to Eastern Europeans.
          I come down on the side of honesty, and honor, and praise our E European friends for siding with freedom, honesty, and honor.
          Time to redraw NATO.

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        • Steve says:

          Germany is the smuggest green nation on the planet, going flat out for total alternative energy. 15 years later they have to restart digging up their own coal resources, import coal from Poland and get their natural gas from Russia.

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    • JohninMK says:

      That gas deal and the original pipeline were established when the US and Russia were best mates and Western bankers were all over Moscow investing in Russian assets at giveaway prices. As you say the likelihood of a war in Europe is tiny. They need the money they get from the West too much. Incidently whilst Trump may have had a go at Germany for buying Russian gas (their total imports from Russia totalled about $36B in 2017) he ought to bear in mind that the US supported Russia to the tune of $17B in the same year, an increase of $3B from 2016.

      Your suggestion is far too sensible to ever be implemented.

      Incidently Russian gas is not expensive and Islam is indeed a real and growing problem.

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      • Johnny says:

        Sounds like you are a cheerleader for Russian gas. You seem to forget how Russia has closed the gas valves before when the winter air was kicking butt. Somehow just by your comments you have an interest in this Russian cheap gas.

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        • singingsoul says:

          The handle gives him away..:)

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          • JohninMK says:

            Not really, the UK did not use any Russian gas last winter. Russia only closed the valves on Ukraine when their stealing gas/not paying got out of hand. That affected countries downstream if those pipes but not the other pipelines through Poland and the Baltic.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      The problem is this: there are eastern European countries, not that long removed from under the heel of the Soviet Union, that stand between Germany and Russia (and Germany has a history of putting them under their heel as well). They are our allies, and we do not want to put our friends between a new Molotov-Ribbentrop agreement of some sort (although this time it would be asymmetrical, already starting in some ways).
      So…we have to see if we can make Germany bend the knee (and hopefully keep it bent) as it is at least in NATO and thus we have a bit more leverage in that regards than we do with Russia…for the sake of our allies, and for us in the future.
      Russia has not given up imperial designs; it may not be empire of the historical sort, but they do want control.
      And empires have a tendency to expand (asymmetrically, they already have; think the UN and the security council)…we may not have a problem, but perhaps our grandchildren might — we cannot allow that.

      PS. I noticed that many people think Russia will ride to the rescue of Christendom in some posts. It is perhaps time to disabuse oneself of such a thought. The Russians use Muslim mercenaries (Chechens the overwhelming group)…don’t think they would protect “Christendom” as most people think of it from Muslims….this is not even a factor, except for propaganda value.

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      • singular says:

        JennyR, thank you for explaining to people about Russia not saving christdom. Putin cozies up to the Orthodox church to aid in consolidating power, but they will suppress, for example, evangilicals in Russia or anywhere else they gain a foothold.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Germany? Haven’t they gone 100%-renewable energy?

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      • singingsoul says:

        I ask my family before about Russia and yes they believe that they are safe because of the Eastern countries between Russia and them. They do not care what happens to them and in a funny way believe they are second class citizen.
        They feel the same about their southern neighbors they are second class citizen also.
        There is an arrogance one has not words for and cannot describe,

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  19. Go get ’em President Trump!

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  20. ezpz2 says:

    Oh SNAP!

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  21. Donna in Oregon says:

    Strategic genius. That sound bit is priceless. POTUS is right to take on the Russian controlled East German cankles Merkel.

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  22. Alonzo says:

    Tell it like it is! Scream it from the mountaintops! Every single day I am blown away at President Trump and his tenacity. I would follow him anywhere and I am sure there are many others who would do the same. I don’t know if people actually realize the chances of a shooting war with China in their efforts at world dominance, however if there is ANYBODY that can steer us through this, it is President Trump. He is simply amazing.

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  23. Walter Thomas says:

    Just what Americans wanted, President Trump. Go Trump Go!!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Johnny says:

    Those EU no testosterone men do not like to cross paths with an Alpha Lion. And that includes the Hildabeast of the EU, Merkel.

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  25. positron1352 says:

    These Euro Elitists haven’t been spoken to like this in their lifetimes. It’s like telling your 50 year old kid that he has to move out of the house and finally get a job! They aren’t used to the truth and POTUS is all about speaking the truth very clearly in the face of the BS he encounters from them.
    I love this darn guy! He just keeps plowing on in the face of all this farcical nonsense. And, Sundance, your title is priceless as is this article. Love the blog responses!!!

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  26. Janie M. says:

    Borrowing these lyrics from Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best” song – my tribute to President Trump 😍 :

    You’re simply the best, better than all the rest
    Better than anyone, anyone I’ve ever met
    I’m stuck on your heart and hang on every word you say

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  27. Scott says:

    I know there’s probably 1,000 comments on here like this, but here it goes….Are we in good hands or WHAT??? We are truly blessed to have Mr. Donald J. Trump as our President and at the perfect time. I am so thankful that I am living during his tenure and still have enough of my wits about me to enjoy the ride. Can y’all imagine if President Trump actually had support from SOME on the left and all those globalist RINO never-Trumpers?

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  28. G. Combs says:

    Cuppa Covfefe says July 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm (Page 2)

    “Can you explain to me how Americans are paying for maternity/paternity leave for folks over here???…”

    The $10 Trillion debt that Obummer ran up in eight years. It did NOT go to building up the USA. Our roads and bridges and airports are CRAP!

    So where did it go?

    Solar and wind power (China & the EU corporations.)

    ANDDddd… wait for it…

    EUROPEAN BANK BAILOUTS!
    >>>>>>>>>>

    September 2011 Federal Reserve to Bail Out European Banks (Again!)

    How Ben Bernanke Saved Europe’s Banks – The Globalist

    The story of an unprecedented effort by the U.S. central bank to serve as the lender of last resort to the world.

    […] in researching my new book on the efforts of the world’s leading central bankers to combat the crisis and the aftermath, a different narrative emerged.

    You can’t understand the crisis, I found, unless you understand how a huge portion of the Federal Reserve’s work during this period—and off and on since then—was about propping up banks in Europe and across the globe.

    To a degree that few people understood at the time, banks in continental Europe had bought vast sums of the very shaky mortgage securities that were rapidly losing value as U.S. homeowners defaulted in numbers that had once seemed unimaginable.

    Their exposure to U.S. assets was a whopping $10 trillion. Those were the dollar assets on their books.[…]”

    And NOW the US Tax payer is on the hook for… ‘a whopping $10 trillion’ Remember we bailed out AIG the company insuring those home loans. What many people did not know was there could be MULTIPLE ‘policies’ on one house AND you did not have to be the mortgage lender!!

    How the AIG Bailout Could be Driving More Foreclosures?
    h t t p://www.realtytrac.com/content/news-and-opinion/how-the-aig-bailout-could-be-driving-more-foreclosures-4861 (I think this is no longer on the net)

    “The story of AIG seems to be never ending. It was a huge insurance firm with lots of profitable parts and apparently one part so unprofitable that it not only sank the company but it continues to threaten the entire economy…

    AIG has apparently been a world-leader in credit default swaps (CDS), a kind of exotic financial product you can’t get from GEICO, State Farm or Mutual of Omaha.

    “A credit default swap (CDS) is a credit derivative contract between two counterparties,” says Wikipedia. “The buyer makes periodic payments to the seller, and in return receives a payoff if an underlying financial instrument defaults. CDS contracts have been compared with insurance, because the buyer pays a premium and, in return, receives a sum of money if one of the specified events occur.”…

    Instead of cars or houses, credit default swaps were used to guarantee mortgage-backed securities (MBS), a safe bet according to the best-available mathematical models. Why? Because most homeowners pay off their home loans with the certainty of an ATM.

    The is no reserve requirement with CDS because there’s no government regulation. Each insurance company can set aside as much — or as little — as it wants for reserves. In fact, a company could set aside nothing for potential losses without violating regulatory requirements….

    CDS premium revenue is not restricted to those who might have actual losses or real assets to protect. You can bet as much as you want and create as many CDS as you want.
    For insurance companies who expected few losses, CDS were like a slot machine that always paid because the models said few losses could be expected under any circumstances….”

    This is why Obama FORCED so many into bankruptcy. He and the Central bankers knew the US tax payer was on the hook for the ‘insurance payouts’ I should know since we were victims of Obummer’s ‘Loan Modification’ It took a lawyer and a year to get the *&%#$ bank to tell us HOW MUCH $$$ we had to pay to get out of their foreclosure trap. We had reduced payments for a year and then the bank decided we were not ‘qualified’ so we owed back partial payments PLUS penalties PLUS lawyers fees…. How many people can come up with ~$20,000 in a month if they were already having trouble paying their mortgage? It is no wonder so very few people ‘took advantage’ of the program.

    Washington Compost After helping a fraction of homeowners expected, Obama’s foreclosure prevention program is finally ending

    “[…]Nearly eight years later, Obama is preparing to leave office and the Home Affordable Modification Program is scheduled to accept its final applications on Friday having helped a small fraction of the homeowners government officials initially expected.
    …The Obama administration set out to save more homeowners from foreclosure, but the effort has been bedeviled by complaints that banks repeatedly lost homeowners’ paperwork or incorrectly told them that they didn’t qualify for help. The Treasury Department didn’t act quickly enough to force banks to abide by the rules of the program, housing advocates have said. Nearly 70 percent of the homeowners who applied for the program were rejected, according to government data.[…]”

    So the banks got the property AND the AIG insurance payments often MULTIPLE payments were going to banks that did not even own the mortgage. Many of these banks were EUROPEAN BANKS.
    ***************

    We may not have paid directly but by poring American $$$ into European Banks as well as NATO and the Trade deficit Europeans ended up with the goodies and Americans ended up with the bill.

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      The Fiat Reserve Bank gave billions to U.S. banks and corporations, then Erich Holder and Loretta Lynch spent the next eight years suing them all and routing the settlement money to leftist outfits.

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    • Amy2 says:

      What happened to folks who were paying PMI?! The insurance companies never expected to pay, even though they took the premiums every month?

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  29. 29whgf1hr29 says:

    When Germany helps Russia to build it’s military by buying Russian gas and then asks the US to defend Germany from Russia, that is not standing together, that is treachery.

    Liked by 2 people

    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Or, is pure genius: it entrenches the government and bureaucrats, partly by giving the citizens an enemy to fear, so citizens accept all kinds of limits on liberty and unchecked encroachments on privacy – so you vote for your government to have the ability to rule you by blackmail.

      Pure genius.

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      • Amy2 says:

        “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Ben Franklin One of the reasons it’s been so important for America to be energy independent.

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    • Santiago1314 says:

      This is Insanity.!!!

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  30. KevinM says:

    That was freaking priceless. It is great to watch the destruction of America being reversed so quickly.

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  31. 4gypsybreeze says:

    Simple. Turn our German bases into skeletons. Bare minimum on everything at our German bases! Take Poland up on their offer. Build brand new state of the art bases in Poland. Germany appears to be a lost cause.

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  32. MaineCoon says:

    Yep. I said yesterday POTUS would come up with something creative, something different, a surprise. He didn’t disappoint! Classic Trump!! LUV POTUS🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  33. 4gypsybreeze says:

    I watched the video early this morning….and I am still chuckling over it! I agree that the smirk on Secretary Pompeo face is priceless! Go for it President Trump! I am saying lots of prayers for our great President, our beautiful first lady, and all our people that are over there. I will not rest easy until they are all back safe and sound!

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  34. MaineCoon says:

    “PRESIDENT TRUMP: They will spend more. I have great confidence that they’ll spend more. I have great confidence.”

    POTUS knows they will pay more because he has The Plan to make them pay more whether they like it or not. They’ll find out soon enough. We could start pulling out our troops in Germany, reducing our contribution, or put the screws on their trade or a Classic Trump Plan –the surprise announcement! Fun!

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  35. IMO says:

    TFM when everyone realizes how big your balls are. 😂😂 – greatawakening

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  36. fractionalexponent says:

    In 1994, U.S. geologists were helping Russia find their oil. My daughter’s 4th grade teacher’s husband was a geologist for an oil company. I talked with him for about an hour at the kid’s class picnic in Alameda CA. They were using an East German spy camera in an ex-Soviet spy plane, wide rolls of special-coated special-ordered film from Kodak. They flew the plane through an array of pre-surveyed transmitter sites on the ground to tell the roll of film where the plane was at all times as the film passed across the camera aperture slit. I asked him why they didn’t use GPS, because at that time I was in the Coast Guard installing GPS receivers on west coast cutters. His short answer was “ We don’t need no stinking GPS”. I took that to mean they were using seismograph reasoning to locate the plane using radio waves in the air the same way they triangulate stuff underground using sound waves. And the CIA was probably selfish about their spy satellites. In those days we were using SATNAV, LORAN and stars on the open ocean, and RADAR line of sight close in close.

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  37. Respect cannot be demanded .. but rather commanded.

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  38. sDee says:

    Trump let the “big dog” bark a bit, grabbed him by the throat and slammed his head against the table. Tails tucked all around.

    Now “take the lumps out Donald”.

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!

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  39. DefendUrRights says:

    Message from a U. S. citizen to NATO:

    I am not your slave, bitches.

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  40. Santiago1314 says:

    So, let me see if I got this Right.!?!?…Merkel wants to get Sweetheart Deal on Natural Gas, from the Country that NATO was Formed to Protect Against and Defeat in the Cold War…Our Trade Deficit could be Wiped Out with our European “Allies” and “FRIENDS”, if they would Buy OUR Natural Gas…Go get them Trump.!!!…#MAGA…Make A Gangster Agreement.

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  41. carterzest says:

    Repost of a comm not left here several months ago(apologies, can’t remember who):

    Some folks who join us in the Treehouse may wonder what’s so bad about Globalism. On the face of it, it makes sense to want us all to love each other, but this article digs deeper into what the end result of Globalism might look like. The article has many parts. I recommend the Home page and the Quotes as primary because it’s good to see how some of our contemporaries advocate for Globalism, and also good to see how long the “Movement” has been in progress.
    http://www.globalistagenda.org/goal.html

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  42. 00Gonzo says:

    I bet the people of Germany didn’t even know that this was going on with their state led media being ran by the Left. Now the whole EU knows what is up!

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  43. Enoughisenough says:

    I am extremely politically active, but today I was reminded that my vote in 2016 was without a doubt the most important one I have ever cast. Candidate Trump had to earn my vote, which I take very seriously. I am so proud of his unapologetic representation of America and her citizens on the world stage. Today he went into a lion’s den, yet was unambiguous in his MAGA agenda. He did not waiver in his commitment to the people he promised to represent. Wow. I am reeling. Thank you, Mr. President.

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  44. Jimi Helms says:

    It feels great having our President at the table holding other countries accountable.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. jjs says:

    Nice, very nicely done President Trump. Germany also does huge amounts of business with Iran while our troops are being killed by Iranians.

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  46. Denise says:

    Shelley Berman would have loved this. President Tramp turning the tables on the European translator at the International Conference.

    Now if only President Trump were able to roll back Michael New’s dishonorable discharge from the Military because of what happened in Macedonia,
    it would be a great symbol of the return of American sovereignty to Americans.

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  47. Steele81 says:

    I’m sure I’ve said this before, but the presidency agrees with Our President Trump. He looks younger every time I see a picture of him. We are blessed Thank You LORD

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  48. rumpole2 says:

    Germans DO NOT LIKE AMERICA……… Act accordingly.

    82 percent of Germans don’t see the U.S. as a “reliable partner for Germany when it comes to political cooperation,” while only 14 percent do.

    Russia and China are seen more favorably: 58 percent of Germans see Russia as a reliable political ally, while 43 percent say the same for China.

    https://bigthink.com/stephen-johnson/survey-most-germans-distrust-trumps-america-see-russia-as-reliable

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    • Jedi9 says:

      That doesn’t surprise me one bit. Having lived in China for quite some time, I have seen Germany’s influence everywhere, and the German nationals I have met, most are very critical of America in terms of our foreign policy and our values as a nation. Germany can never be trusted in anything related to the US

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  49. SouthernTrumpette says:

    Brussels was even more fun than I anticipated. And tomorrow…..London !

    [IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/21dkjmb.jpg[/IMG]

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  50. Mary Ann says:

    LOL.. My eyes were blurry from reading to many emails, when this came in..
    I thought PDJT was eating Natto for breakfast..
    Well.. he did visit Asia, and has the guts to try it 🙂

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