According to a Washington Post report, President Donald J. Trump is considering withdrawing thousands of troops from Germany amid “growing tensions” with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“Trump was said to have been taken aback by the size of the U.S. presence, which includes about 35,000 active-duty troops, and complained that other countries were not contributing fairly to joint security or paying enough to NATO,” the report said.
Reportedly, Trump wants NATO nations to contribute at least two percent of GDP to the organization.
Trump disputes mainstream media narrative that he has a poor relationship with Merkel, and he campaigned extensively on bringing American troops home. He has also long vowed to make other NATO nations pay their fair share for being a part of the coalition, which the U.S. largely supports.
He called NATO “obsolete” and “disproportionately too expensive” on Twitter in 2016.
“Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” said Trump in March. “Nevertheless, Germany owes…..”
Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2017
“The Pentagon regularly reviews force posture and performs cost-benefit analyses,” said Pentagon Spokesman Eric Pahon in a statement. “This is nothing new. Germany is host to the largest U.S. force presence in Europe — we remain deeply rooted in the common values and strong relationships between our countries.”
POLL: 52% of Republicans Believe President Trump Rightfully Won the 2020 Presidential Election
Standing by the President.
More than half of national Republican voters recognize President Donald Trump as the legitimate victor of the 2020 Presidential election, according to a new poll from Reuters.
The poll questioned national voters on their impressions of the election. 73% of respondents recognized that Joe Biden “won,” but when asked which candidate “rightfully won,” Republican voters were far more skeptical. 52% of Republicans indicated that Donald Trump was the rightful victor of the 2020 election.
55% of voters described the 2020 election as “legitimate and accurate,” down 7% from the 62% of Americans who described the 2016 election as such. 28% expressly identified the election outcome as the product of “illegal voting or election rigging,” up 12% from 2016.
Even some Democrats and Independents expressed concerns over election integrity. 16% of Democrats and 33% of Independents said they were concerned over election rigging, with a strong majority of 68% of Republicans agreeing.
Democrats have largely memory-holed years of election conspiracy theories alleging wide-ranging interference plots on the part of the Russian Federation, now claiming that questioning the veracity of election results is a slap in the face to American democracy.
The mainstream media continually insists that there’s nothing to see and no reason to be skeptical of the election processes- which eroded a strong lead for Donald Trump days after the election. However, the people don’t seem so easily convinced.
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