President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Donald Trump smacked former President Barack Obama over his lack of concern for the United States in favor of his concern for the rest of the world.
As highlighted by the Daily Wire, Trump’s speech in Fayetteville, North Carolina, turned to his standing among his NATO allies and noted that Obama is more popular overseas than he is. Trump made it clear that the reason is simple, and it’s that he’s making them pay their bills.
“Obama is more popular in Germany than Trump. He’s got to be. I’m making people pay their bills. The day I’m more popular than him, I’m not doing my job. They like him more in Europe than they like Trump. I think they should,” he said.
Trump told the crowd that he made his NATO allies pay more after America footed the bill for years, making sure other countries were protected on our taxpayer dime. Trump rocked the proverbial boat when he pointed out how unfair this deal was, especially given the fact that these same countries were hurting us on trade.
“You finally have a president who understands that I’m not supposed to be president of the world; I’m supposed to be president of the United States of America,” said Trump.
While this may seem like another Trump swipe, what he’s saying is actually important here.
We’ve spent a very long time being the world’s babysitter, and footing bills for longer than we should ever have been. Trump noted that when it came time for these countries to stand on their own their only comeback and excuse was that American had never asked them to do that before. While that’s true, it doesn’t make it a good excuse.
In fact, I’d say that this is a black mark on our own leaders than anything else.
Americans should absolutely be looking after themselves first, and then helping other countries with charity second. Interference in other countries in any way should only come if it’s direly required. Looking back at how many of our leaders threw away our money for no other reason than because that’s just the way we’ve always done it makes one wonder how much more we can do away with.