Donald Trump Taunts Macron: 'No Country More Nationalist than France'
Donald Trump Taunts Macron: 'No Country More Nationalist than France'
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15 November, 2018, 19:13
Trump has frequently attacked USA allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the West's main defense alliance forged after World War II, for not yet meeting its 2024 goal of each country spending 2 percent of their national economies on defense, chiefly weapons and armed forces.
Mr Macron had also saidEurope needed to protect itself against cyberthreats from China, Russia and the US. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with French customs, said Macron explained the European army issue to Trump, stressing that France was not making a choice between a European defence mechanism and multilateral organisations such as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
"Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China, and Russian Federation".
Mr Trump also said: "We want a strong Europe; it's very important to us". "Pay for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or not!" he added.
Trump has always been irritated at countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance that do not spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on their militaries, claiming that the United States has had to subsidize the defense spending of other nations. Washington contributed more than one-third of the total funding to the 29-member alliance in 2017.
"The United States are our historic ally and will continue to be".
But since April, things have deteriorated as Trump has taken a hard stance toward tariffs with Europe, while Macron has cast himself as a leading proponent of globalism and has repeatedly criticized the kind of nationalism Trump espouses.
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Mr Le Maire said Mr Trump's outburst is "an extra incentive" to create a "real" army. "I'm for us. And you know what? But we have to help ourselves as well".
The president lashed out at Macron, slamming him for having a "very low Approval Rating", and mocking France's defeat at the hands of Germany during World War II. Unemployment in France stood at 9.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Trump's weekly average approval rating from November 5 to 11 sat at 38 percent, with a term average of 39 percent, according to Gallup.
"By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!" he added.
He ended with "MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN".
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation funding has always been a gripe of Trump's, who said on the 2016 presidential campaign trail that he would consider disbanding the 70-year-old alliance. Trump promised voters to end decades of unfair treatment of the United States on the global stage.
"Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which the USA subsidizes greatly!"
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