How does the Trump supporters of this thread feel about the following? Do y'all feel it is a true statement? Do you feel it is not necessarily true but serves for good bargaining position for coming cost sharing negotiations? Or do you feel its not true but he said it it more as to reduce a singling out effect of criticism on European NATO countries? If any criticism was to be made, shouldn't it be at Japan's 1% GDP defense budget rather than cost sharing? Anything else about it, cost-sharing, or the US-Japan alliance in general?
"I've asked Japan. I said to Prime Minister Abe, a friend of mine, Shinzo. I said, 'You have to help us out here. We're paying a lot of money. You're a wealthy nation. And we're, you know, paying for your military essentially," Trump said in London where he is visiting to attend a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
He made that statment right around the time I made this post.
Fully correct. Either those countries pay America for the protection offered, or America should withdraw. I hope the withdrawl from Germany starts 2020,