President Donald Trump fired a shot over Germany’s bow Tuesday morning, issuing a Tweet continues to hammer the European nation for paying too little for NATO and complaining about the “massive” US trade deficit with the European nation.
President Trump’s deceleration comes as he amps up anti-German sentiment, slapping Chancellor Angela Merkel’s for her remarks Sunday suggesting doubts about the strength of its alliances.
Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a Western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s Presidency, Ms. Merkel said. “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” Ms. Merkel said at an election rally in Munich, southern Germany.
Monday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called Trump’s policies “short-sighted” and bad for the EU. “The West has become smaller, at least it has become weaker,” Mr. Gabriel said.
President Trump’s America First policies are rolling out.
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