Donald Trump was elected to clean up Barack Obama’s mess.
The Fake News Media is constantly comparing Trump’s record to Obama and spinning the facts to make it seem like Obama was a more accomplished President.
But Donald Trump just shredded Barack Obama with one harsh reality check.
During a speech in North Carolina, President Trump outlined the differences between how he viewed the Presidency vs. how Obama did.
The example President Trump brought up was Obama letting NATO countries take advantage of the United States by failing to meet their agreed-upon level of defense spending.
Donald Trump declared this had changed under his leadership.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Some of the wealthiest countries in the world. And when I say king, president, prime minister, queen, no matter what I say, you know what they say?” he continued. “‘But nobody’s ever asked us to do that before.’ That’s their only excuse. Because I would say, ‘Why are we defending you” You are immensely wealthy. You compete with us on trade. We have lousy trade deals that we are renegotiating. Why are we protecting you, Mr. President? Well, I don’t know. I don’t know. But you know what their answer is? ‘Because you’ve always done it.’ That’s not a great answer.”
Trump went on to explain that his insistence that other nations pay their bills might be the reason some of those countries preferred Obama. “We have been defending many countries who have treated us very badly. Now it is changing around. $100 billion. They’re not happy,” he said. “Obama is more popular in Germany than Trump. He’s got to be. I’m making people pay their bills. He’s got to be. The day I’m more popular than him, I’m not doing my job.”
“They like him more in Europe than they like Trump,” he repeated to cheers and applause. “I think they should. $100 billion more, they pay.”
The President went on to explain that Obama was wildly popular in Europe because he let European countries walk all over America in terms of trade and defense spending.
President Trump told the crowd his job was not to be popular in the capitals of Europe.
If foreign leaders like Trump, it would mean the President isn’t doing his job looking out for America’s interests.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.