Trump wants allies to pay cost + 50% for US troops

Apr 2013
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25,575
La La Land North
#1
So yet again we have to guess whether this is a brain fart that will fade with the breeze, another sop for his base or a further attempt to totally isolate the country. With him, who knows.

Trump reportedly wants America's closest allies to pay all of the cost of hosting US troops — plus 50% for the privilege

The Trump administration plans to demand that US allies pay the full cost for hosting American troops, plus 50% more for the privilege of hosting them, Bloomberg News reported Friday, citing a dozen administration officials and people it said had been briefed on the situation.

The plan targets allies such as Germany and Japan but is expected to extend to any country that hosts US military personnel. With the so-called "Cost Plus 50" plan, some countries could wind up paying as much as six times what they pay now to host US troops.

Trump reportedly wants America's closest allies to pay all of the cost of hosting US troops — plus 50% for the privilege
 
Jun 2018
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Toronto
#2
Yep, that's why he colluded with his buddy Putin to suspend the nuclear weapons treaty and send more yanks to the EU. NATO may not survive until 2020.
 
Apr 2013
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25,575
La La Land North
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I'm not complaining. I'm cheering it on. The more the US isolates itself, the better off the rest of the world will be.
 
Sep 2015
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Brown Township, Ohio
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Trump likes Israel but Omar don't. Trump recently installed THAAD launchers and missiles in Israel. Is Omar Shiite or Sunni?
 

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