Tusk's EU Riposte To Trump: Respect the Allies You Have

 European Council President Donald Tusk told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating NATO allies over military investment levels ahead of what is expected to be a fraught alliance summit. Before taking off for Brussels, Trump again chided fellow NATO members for not contributing enough to the alliance while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, his latest reprimand on issues that are straining transatlantic relations. “Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don’t have that many,” Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, said after a signing statement on more cooperation between the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, although he also accepted Europe should spend more on defense. Many U.S. presidents have urged European governments to spend more on their militaries. But Trump has intensified the demands to such an extent that allies worry it could damage NATO morale and play into the hands Russian President Vladimir Putin, who they accuse of trying to divide and destabilize the West. “Dear President Trump: America does not have, and will not have a better ally than Europe,” said Tusk, who chairs summits of EU leaders. “Today, Europeans (collectively) spend on defense many times more than Russia, and as much as China.” He said that money went toward both U.S. and European security when the United States regards Russia and China as threats.

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Reciprocity of respect is only way for NATO and allies future

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This is going to end well...

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Well at the right temperature hot coals can be red so.....

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Sounds like my freeloading buddy when I ask him to pay for his own meal at lunch....

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Hope NATO will stay stronger than ever, don't forget that America has a lot of money invested in EU and that need to be protected...

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