Consider for a moment that the United States taxpayer ponies up billions each year to protect European countries because — let’s face it — they have proven themselves helpless. Despite American generosity, elitists such as France’s Pres. Emmanuel Macron thumb their noses at the U.S. by insulting the brave men and women that stand watch over them. People living in NATO-member countries sleep soundly in their beds at night because America stands a post.
When French Pres. Macron recently said that Europe needed to build its own army to protect against the United States, perhaps he should first take lessons speaking German or Russian, because that is what the globalist would be speaking had America not sent our brave soldiers to liberate France during two world wars.
“We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Macron reportedly said in a radio interview.
Macron has repeatedly quibbled about Pres. Donald J. Trump withdrawing from wrong-headed treaties that do not serve American interests. The Paris Climate Accord would have put the U.S. at a strategic economic disadvantage to the EU, China, and other manufacturing nations. Most recently, Pres. Trump pulled out of a mid-range nuclear weapons deal with Russia after discovering the former Soviet Union had been violating it for years.
“When I see President Trump announcing that he’s quitting a major disarmament treaty which was formed after the 1980s Euro-missile crisis that hit Europe, who is the main victim? Europe and its security,” Macron said. “We will not protect the Europeans unless we decide to have a true European army.”
Macron cries foul as he pushes against U.S. strategy to sanction Iran’s nuclear weapons programs. The French president, like other EU globalists, is open to doing business with terrorist nations that rally around words such as “death to America” while we pay for their security. But he doesn’t seem to face the reality that France was steamrolled by Nazi forces in World War II. Pres. Trump was quick to respond on Twitter.
“Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China, and Russia. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two — How did that work out for France?” Pres. Trump tweeted. “They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!”
And payment for NATO has been a sore point among Americans who are tired of paying for other nations’ safety while they push for imbalanced trade deals weighted against the U.S. Under the NATO alliance, each country agreed to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense. In 2010, the U.S. was paying nearly 5 percent of a much larger economy. France has never met its obligation and continues to evade its bill.
In 2017, only five countries besides the U.S. honored their word — the U.K., Greece, Romania, Poland, and Estonia. If this were an ordinary business, they’d be sued in court for breach of contract. Macron’s remarks should stand as an insult to every hard-working American because you are paying this guy’s bill. Pres. Trump was rightly offended.
“Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!” Pres. Trump reportedly said.
It’s no surprise that outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed Macron’s insult. After all, it was Germany that sparked both World Wars. The NATO mission is not only intended to curb Russian aggression but ensure Germany does not rise up and invade its neighbors once again. Germany, like France, continues to shirk its financial responsibility to the NATO alliance, ponying up a mere 1.24 percent of its GDP.
Fancying themselves as so-called “globalists,” Macron and Merkel have suffered tremendous declines in popularity. Merkel’s party lost the majority in Germany’s last election, and Macron’s polling numbers are in the toilet. Upwards of 78 percent of French voters say Macron has no real economic vision, and his approval rating dropped to a low 31 points.
“The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France,” Pres. Trump reportedly tweeted. “By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so! MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!”
Pres. Trump’s economic and military nationalism continues to be viewed as attractive at home and abroad. It appears there will be a changing of the guard in European politics that could help realign the EU and the U.S. once the insulting globalists have been purged.
~ Conservative Zone