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HUGE: Trump Gets NATO Members to Pay Their Fair Share

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President Donald Trump is making NATO members finally pay their fair share.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked the American president for pressuring NATO’s 28 member countries to increase their defense contributions.

Since Trump became president, Stoltenberg claims that NATO allies are now starting to pony up more of their money towards strengthening the alliance “after years of decline.”

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Stoltenberg made it clear that NATO members have to pitch in to keep this alliance going, stating that “NATO is a strong alliance, but to remain a strong alliance, we have to be a fair alliance.”

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He also added, “And therefore, Allies have to invest more in defense. You have a very clear message on that, and your message is having a clear impact.”

The NATO Secretary General said that all members, with the exception of the United States, which is already spending 4 percent of its GDP, plan to increase their defense spending by $100 billion by the end of 2020. This would put defense expenditures close to the 2 percent target number that all NATO members agreed to in 2014.

In 2016, Trump caused controversy when he told The New York Times that if other NATO countries don’t pull their weight, he was ready to pull America out of NATO. The United States spent $664 billion on NATO in 2016—roughly three-quarters of NATO’s spending that year.

Trump made his point clear:

If we cannot be properly reimbursed for the tremendous cost of our military protecting other countries … with massive wealth. Massive wealth. We’re talking about countries that are doing very well. Then yes, I would be absolutely prepared to tell those countries, ‘Congratulations, you will be defending yourself.

Fast forward to the present, Trump is now saying that other NATO countries are “catching up.”

BLP reported last month how Trump was not letting up the pressure to make NATO members start paying more for defense. Trump’s calls to action are beginning to have an effect on the other NATO countries.

However, there is still much work to be done as far as returning to an America First foreign policy goes. Defense industry interests run deep in Washington and they went go away without a fight.

Senate neoconservatives have already obstructed Trump on both the Afghanistan and Syria withdrawals. With hawkish statements coming from the State Department and Vice President Mike Pence last week, it looks like Trump still has to tame the neocon elements in his administration.

 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Plans to Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against President Biden ON DAY ONE

She’s citing Biden family corruption.

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Georgia freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is planning on introducing articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden the day after he’s inaugurated.

Greene made the announcement on Wednesday.

Greene is citing Biden family corruption, accusing Biden of standing by as his own relatives enriched themselves through business deals with foreign oligarchs, using the former Vice President’s family name.

Biden game-planned on messaging to dismiss his son Hunter’s involvement with corrupt Ukrainian oil company Burisma, receiving advice from the State Department while accusing the company’s oligarch owner of criminal activity. It didn’t occur to Biden to address the fact that his own son secured highly lucrative employment with Burisma until the topic became a point of political contention in the 2020 election.

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Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, has also been accused of securing lucrative business deals in China under the auspices of the Biden family name. Biden has steadfastly refused to speak in detail about suspicious Biden family business dealings, even though he’s gone so far as to openly brag about securing the termination of a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden and Burisma for laundering profits of the former state-owned enterprise.

Greene is demanding that Biden be held accountable for the de facto licensure of his family name in Ukraine, an international liability that far surpasses anything proven to be real through a lengthy investigation into Donald Trump’s supposed connections of Russia.

The articles of impeachment are doomed from the get-go, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi assured to protect Biden from allegations of corruption and poor governance. However, the Democratic Party has been unable to resist turning the presidential impeachment process into a wholly partisan, reactionary affair, and may reap the whirlwinds of their decision if Republicans willing to hold the establishment politician accountable gain majorities in the House and the Senate.


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