This is great. The free ride is over.
President Trump today in Brussels informed NATO leaders, as they looked on somewhat uncomfortably, that they would each be forking over at least two percent of their GDP to pay for their own defense.
Only five of NATO’s 28 members — the United States, Greece, Poland, Estonia and the United Kingdom, currently meet the 2 percent target.
Germany, wealthy Germany, only drops down 1.2 percent and claims it doesn’t own any arrears.
Look at about 0:38, you can see one of them, a woman, I don’t know, the prime minister of Slovakia or whatever, literally gulp as Trump tell them it’s time to pay their fair share.
Anyway, Trump will get some more money out of them, but they all know that we’re going to save their sorry asses if it comes down to it — even as they think of us as a bunch of rubes behind our backs — which is why they haven’t been paying in the first place.