On Return From Europe, Trump Threatens Europe With Extortion
In a series of Monday morning tweets, President Donald Trump said he informed world leaders over the weekend that the United States will no longer tolerate unfairness on trade and military issues, saying other countries must "pay the United States" or protect themselves.
> "Just returned from France where much was accomplished in my meetings with World Leaders. Never easy bringing up the fact that the U.S. must be treated fairly, which it hasn’t, on both Military and Trade," he wrote in a tweet.
> "We pay for LARGE portions of other countries military protection, hundreds of billions of dollars, for the great privilege of losing hundreds of billions of dollars with these same countries on trade. I told them that this situation cannot continue - It is, and always has been, ridiculously unfair to the United States," Trump continued.
> "Massive amounts of money spent on protecting other countries, and we get nothing but Trade Deficits and Losses. It is time that these very rich countries either pay the United States for its great military protection, or protect themselves...and Trade must be made FREE and FAIR!" he tweeted.