Op Ed: Trump and NATO
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has stabbed Europe in the back, saying we should cut support for NATO.
Belgium, which fought by our side in two wars and hid American soldiers from Nazis, was digging out from terrorist attacks with Trump’s words ringing in their ears Tuesday.
“NATO is costing us a fortune, and yes, we’re protecting Europe with NATO, but we’re spending a lot of money,” Trump told the Washington Post.
“We certainly can’t afford to do this anymore,” Trump said.
The con artist probably knows little about what Belgium has suffered. Nor does he care.
After all, this is the man who said Sen. John McCain is not a hero.
U.S. cable networks, as usual carried Trump’s reaction to the attacks in Belgium that killed dozens. He sells more of their products.
Americans were feared among the wounded in Belgium.
On Monday they focused on Trump when he was not even speaking, giving much less time to President Obama meeting Cuban President Raul Castro.
Trevor Noah made fun of the networks saying they were waiting for Trump to appear. Noah said they would know when Trump was there. He is not a Ninja.
If this had occurred during the Civil War then -President Lincoln would have jailed Trump. Lincoln had suspended habeas corpus to stop people from interfering with his foreign and domestic policies at a time of war.
Republicans will tell you time and time again that we are fighting a war now.
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