Trump Chastises NATO Allies: Quit Riding U.S. Taxpayers and Pay Up


President Donald Trump won high kudos from his American supporters for telling NATO allies during a conference across the Atlantic to start paying their allied obligations — to stop taking advantage of U.S. taxpayers.

President Donald Trump told his NATO allies they better start paying what they owe the global body — and quit taking advantage of the U.S. taxpayers.

Simply put, Trump told a crowd gathered at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, NATO allied nations are “not paying what they should be paying.” European leaders were not amused.

From the Washington Post:

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“European leaders gazed unsmilingly at Trump while he said that ’23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying,’ and that they owe ‘massive amounts’ from past years …”

The left-wing media, including the Washington Post, immediately tried to spin the scolding, saying that these nations’ don’t really owe the money because their allotments are based on domestic decisions.

But that’s not actually true.

Democrats and socialists like to drumbeat the idea of paying one’s fair share. But when it comes to Democrats and socialists — they’re exempt from that principle?

Here’s how Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and presidential contender, put it on Twitter: “Proud of @realDonaldTrump for telling NATO deadbeats to pay up or shut up. Dems surely like him calling for ‘fair share!’ Right Sen Schumer?”

Good point.

But it’s one that’s put the socialist leaders of the world in an uncomfortable light. Calling for taxpayers to pay for their fair share as a campaign mantra and political tool to raise taxes on the wealthy and redistribute wealth is one thing. But for leftists, paying their fair shares themselves?

Well, now, that’s hitting below the belt. In leftists’ minds, what’s good for the goose is only good for the gander, so long as their own socialist camp isn’t grouped with either the geese or the ganders.

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