3/26/2016, NY Times, parag. 7: "Mr. Trump struck similar themes when he discussed the future of NATO,
which he called “unfair, economically, to us,” and said he was open to
an alternative organization focused on counterterrorism."...3/26/16, "In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays," NY Times, by David E. Sanger and Maggie Haberman (March 27, 2016 print ed., page A1)
Please note: Donald Trump and American voters who elected him aren't "abandoning" Europe or anyone, we're happy to help when we can. It's simply that American voters can no longer bear the burden of being global slaves. It's surprising there were "alarm bells across Europe," about Trump's view on NATO since the same view was published in the NY Times ten months ago on 3/26/16. In any case, it's common sense.
1/17/17, "Will Donald Trump abandon Europe?" Washington Post,
a new, uncertain era in transatlantic relations. A desk-side interview given by President-elect Donald Trump in his Trump Tower offices seemed to announce
weekend to the Times of London and Germany's Bild newspaper,
Trump branded NATO "obsolete" and appeared to welcome the dissolution of
the European Union. (You can read the full transcript here, though it's behind the Times paywall.) His remarks, as my colleague Michael Birnbaum reported, "raised alarm bells across Europe,""...
The NY Times Editorial Board has apparently run out of reasons to exist and is now cannibalizing itself:
1/17/17, "Russia Gains When Donald Trump Trashes NATO," The New York Times Editorial Board
"A version of this editorial appears in print on (Wed.) January 18, 2017, on Page A22 of the New York edition with the headline: Why Rattle NATO, Not Russia?."
Comment: OK, NY Times. Why "rattle" Russia, not ISIS?
Sept. 2015: Trump's view that Americans should be allowed to put their own country before the "international community" has long been in the public domain. Those with the most to lose apparently ignored it. Or assumed we'd agreed to be peasants in a global monarchy.
9/7/2015, "Traitor to His Class," Julius Krein, Weekly Standard
"What Trump offers is permission to conceive of an American
interest as a national interest separate from the “international
Nothing is more terrifying to the elite than Trump’s embrace of a tangible American nationalism....The
critical question, however, is not the source of Trump’s popularity but
rather the reason his popularity is so shocking to our political
Trump shows that what is
most in demand...is not ideological purity but patriotic zeal....
alone appears to understand that politics is more than policy and
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
To the Washington Post and NY Times: Get this. There's nothing "new" about Trump's view of NATO since it was published in the NY Times ten months ago, March 26, 2016. If you want to blame someone, blame us, the voters who elected Trump. We're no longer willing to be global slaves dying and being maimed in your endless 'regime changes.' Enough. 27 remaining NATO nations can divert billions they spend on "climate" and use it to defend themselves against Russia if that's what they want to do. The NY Times and Washington Post need to get a life. They can't have mine.
Posted by susan at 2:10 AM