Posted On: Wednesday - January 18th 2017 6:26PM MST
In Topics:   Commies  Trump  Globalists
As far as Trump's interviews about European relations and trade go - in this post, I think he is headstrong about the trade part to some degree. He writes about duties on imported BMW's, but BMW's built in SC are also exported out of the port at Charleston. As libertarians (AND conservatives) that part of the quotes in zerohedge is not the stuff that gets us excited about this guy.
Here's the good stuff. First:
Trump quote - “[NATO] is obsolete, first because it was designed many, many years ago,” Bild quoted Trump as saying about the trans-Atlantic military alliance. “Secondly, countries aren’t paying what they should” and NATO “didn’t deal with terrorism.”That is right on, and my man Ron Paul could not have set it better, I doubt, though he would have added something like "let's not push Russia into a corner - inviting the Baltics, Georgia, etc. into NATO would be like Russia putting their military into Venezuela, Honduras, Cuba, and freakin' Labrador." Buchanan would be good reading on this - he explains it better than we can here.
While those comments expanded on doubts Trump raised about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during his campaign, he reserved some of his most dismissive remarks for the EU and Merkel, whose open-border refugee policy he called a “catastrophic mistake.” He further elaborated on this stance in the Times interview, where he said he was willing to lift Russian sanctions in return for a reduction in nuclear weapons.Good honest take of the Commie Merkel. It's so great to hear this stuff from a man who will be heard all over the world.
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With Merkel facing an unprecedented challenge from the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany as she seeks a fourth term this fall, Trump was asked whether he’d like to see her re-elected. He said he couldn’t say, adding that while he respects Merkel, who’s been in office for 11 years, he doesn’t know her and she has hurt Germany by letting “all these illegals” into the country.
Ya gotta like this guy - so far.