According to the liberal media, Donald Trump’s first overseas trip was a complete disaster. He ran through Europe like a bull in a china shop, pushing leaders of other countries aside and upsetting age old allies. Those in the know understand this is quite an extreme perspective; however, it is the one that mainstream media is running with.
Does it really make sense for our own media to undermine the foreign policy efforts of our President? Of course not, but these companies are not thinking of the good of the nation – only of their own profit margins.
Conservatives everywhere must reject the narrative that Trump’s trip was a failure. However, the relationship between the United States and Europe is definitely changing.
The president’s mission in Europe was simple – to let Europe know that the U.S. military would not be at the beck and call of nations that purposefully put policies into place that leave them in danger. As one EU nation after another inflates its welfare state and strips away its borders, most notably France and Germany, they open themselves to attack by one of the most dangerous forces that we have ever experienced in the Western world – bloodthirsty terrorists who want nothing more than to destroy Western society.
In the face of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France elected perhaps the most liberal leader it has ever chosen in Emmanuel Macron. As the sole economic power still in the EU, Germany controls the fates of many nations with its policies. German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to insist that her left-wing policies will turn out well for a scared and confused people who are completely unable to defend themselves.
During the Obama administration and previous Democrat run administrations, America was always the last line of defense in Europe, keeping terrorists from taking that final step into full out war.
With that threat no longer available, Europe will be forced to fend for itself. They will make one of two choices: 1. come to their senses and move over into more nationalistic policies; or 2. continue along the path of liberalism and face the consequences. However, the U.S. will not be on the hook to save anyone anymore.
You may not agree with Trump’s method for announcing to our former allies that we cannot afford the military resources that Europe requires. The truth is that the American people also cannot afford the continued pain of watching Western society fall before its eyes. The fact that Trump did this in person is more than we owe any European nation at this point.
As for what happened in Paris, Trump is right to pull out of the climate change agreement for many reasons.
Trump pulled out of the disastrous Paris Accord for climate change that was limiting the productivity of American companies, especially those with arms overseas. The American companies that are being cannibalized, overwhelmingly part of the oil and gas industry, provide tens of thousands of jobs to Americans, and thousands of additional jobs to foreigners.
Liberal outlets made a huge deal of the fact that Ivanka Trump was one of the insiders opposed to pulling out of the agreement. However, what they refuse to report was that Ivanka wanted a change in the rhetoric more than a full reversal of policy direction.
European countries banded together in a very public support of the Paris Accord. However, the move only serves to point out just how much of the treaty was based on labor and productivity from the United States. Without America’s participation, these countries will actually have to decide whether the agreement is worth staying in – no other country has the internal productivity to change the agreement so radically.
The bottom line: If the United States is able to renegotiate the Paris Accord, American companies stand to profit greatly in foreign markets. Many of the tariffs that American companies were forced to pay will then be redirected into increased employment and growth. Companies will also be able to grow to their full potential, which in some cases could mean exponential growth and the creation of tens of thousands of jobs.
There are not many people who can see past the short term when it comes to Trump’s actions with Europe. Conservatives must understand that our president is giving the tough love of a big brother who is looking to his siblings to carry their weight. There are no children in the relationship between the U.S. and Europe – and Europe should begin acting like it.
~ Conservative Zone