This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
President Trump has once again applied a dose of “tough love” to America’s allies. They have, as usual, taken it badly.
Mr. Trump kicked off a NATO summit in Belgium today by upbraiding especially Germany – Europe’s largest economy – for failing to do its part to protect continental security. He cited not only its woeful underfunding of defense. The President also channeled Ronald Reagan in challenging Germany’s corrupt and strategically reckless decision to make itself reliant on energy supplies from Russia.
Mr. Trump could also have pointed to the immense damage done to European security by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s admission of millions of illegal aliens – many of them Sharia-supremacists.
It’s essential to NATO’s future viability to acknowledge these unpleasant truths and take corrective actions. President Trump deserves credit for addressing them, and must now lead the alliance in doing so, as well.
This is Frank Gaffney.