Donald Trump is about to regret all the sh*t-talking he did before even arriving in Brussels for the NATO summit.
In the days leading up to the summit, Trump was busy dissing America’s NATO allies and talking about how excited he was to see Russian president Vladimir Putin during his foreign trip. It created tension between world leaders before the summit had even begun, and thanks to Trump things have certainly gotten off on the wrong foot.
Just this morning, Trump kicked off the summit by trashing our NATO allies — right to their faces. Repeating the disgusting behavior he engaged in during the G-7 summit (when he offended several of our allies), Trump said:
In many countries, they owe us a tremendous amount of money from many years back where they’re delinquent, as far as I’m concerned, because the United States has had to pay for them. So if you go back 10 or 20 years, you just add it all up, it’s massive amounts of money is owed, the United States has paid, and stepped up like nobody.”
Trump also took direct aim at Germany, when he said “Germany is totally controlled by Russia.” It was a statement that he would soon regret.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has just fired back at Trump, pointing out that she had been raised in a Soviet-controlled regime in East Germany. She said:
I myself experienced that a part of Germany that was controlled by the Soviet Union, and I am very happy today that we are united in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany. We decide our own policies and make our own decisions.”
We can always count on Merkel to put Trump in his place. Trump’s comments are now causing a widespread backlash in Germany and one of Germany’s largest news outlets, Süddeutsche Zeitung, called Trump’s comments “catastrophic.”
The NATO summit has barely begun and Trump is already ensuring that it’s going to end in disaster. Hopefully, other world leaders will take pity on Americans and dismiss the ramblings of our unhinged, idiot POTUS.
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