Donald Trump was elected to shake up the establishment.
Voters wanted a President who would put America First instead of the global elites.
And in one closed door meeting Donald Trump drove the final nail in the coffin of the new world order.
Establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle regard NATO as a cornerstone of the liberal world order that was shaped by the United States after World War 2.
NATO was formed with European allies to guard against the threat of the Soviet Union expanding communism across the globe.
But the Soviet Union has not existed for nearly 30 years.
And Donald Trump campaigned on the fact that America is getting ripped off financially by countries that count on United States taxpayers to foot the bill for their national defense without providing anything in return.
NATO rules mandate that member nations pay up to two percent of GDP for defense.
Very few meet that requirement.
According to a February 2017 report, outside of the United States, only Greece, the United Kingdom, Estonia and Poland met the two percent threshold.
When President Trump attended the G7 summit in Canada, he informed other world leaders that NATO was a bad deal for Americans much in the same way NAFTA was.
Both agreements redistribute American wealth to other parts of the world while Americans get the short end of the stick.
Axios received exclusive news on Trump laying down the law with other foreign leaders in Canada.
You’ve already read a hundred stories about President Trump’s clashes with some of America’s closest allies at the G7 summit in Canada. But we’ve got new details from his private conversations with heads of state that have put some of these leaders on edge leading into next month’s NATO summit.
What we’re hearing: In one extraordinary riff during his meeting with the G7 heads of state earlier this month in Quebec, Trump told the other leaders: “NATO is as bad as NAFTA.” An official read this quote to me from notes transcribed from the private meeting.
Behind the scenes: Trump made the comment after telling the G7 leaders that Crimea probably should belong to Russia because everyone there speaks Russian, the source added. Trump then went on his usual riff about Germany not paying its fair share of defense spending, said the Europeans weren’t paying enough and that the U.S. is being ripped off.
Trump is scheduled to attend the annual NATO summit next month in Brussels and globalists on are on edge that Trump will blow up the meeting — and maybe even the alliance.
The President’s supporters would be thrilled with that development.
During the campaign Trump took heat for saying NATO was obsolete.
But the fact of the matter is the organization was founded to confront an enemy that no longer exists.
Communism was the greatest threat the world has ever faced.
But Ronald Reagan won the Cold War.
The top threats the United States now faces are terrorism and rogue nations like Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.
Trump was correct when he said NATO was obsolete.
And he was elected to undo the liberal world order that sucked the jobs and wealth out of the United States and redistributed them to other nations across the globe.
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