American military might during World War II, and the avalanche of American assistance following the war, was so generous that the Europeans were able to sit back and let the US assure their welfare in the shadow of the rising Soviet threat. But European disregard for their own defense is about to end.
The European welfare system and prosperity that Americans have protected with our military and our cash has allowed the Germans, Swedes and others to permit hundreds of thousands of unassimilated Middle Eastern refugees, and with them many terrorists, to settle in their countries and substantially change the face of the former Europe, and this change has not been for the best.
So now President Trump has let the European nations know that the United States will no longer foot the bill for European defense and that they must pay part of their own way regarding defense. Following Trump’s announcement of this liberation of Europe, Angela Merkel made a pouting speech in a German beer hall exclaiming that now Germany can no longer “depend” on the United States and must forge their own way in the world. Actually, Germany will always have the United States to fall back on and she knows it, and they will be safer if they begin to provide for themselves as regards defense and other related matters.
Much has been made by liberals and American Democrats about Donald Trump’s attitude about Europe providing for more of its own defense, but one recalls Barack Obama bad-mouthing the United States as he arrogantly toured the world telling everyone how bad the United States has been the last two hundred years and all of the misery the United States has caused the rest of the world, and no one in the liberal press criticized Obama as he alienated our allies and further distanced our enemies around the world. But all Donald Trump has to do is release Europeans from dependence on the United States and liberals are wringing their hands everywhere.