Very well known Exeweb poster
- May 5, 2009
- Hunkered down
Trump of course rightly banged on about European partners not paying a fair share of NATO costs and it seems Sleepy is of the same mind. Macron, Merkel and others probably thought he was a soft touch.I think Biden has put it on France and by extension the EU for good reasons.
The US isn’t going to continue to bankroll European defence and simply watch them sign trade agreements with China and generally have a borderline ‘hands off’ attitude to the CCP and its excesses.
The EU needs to either pay for its own defence (no chance of that) or it needs to do what the U.K. is doing and get with the program as dictated by US foreign policy.
Macron’s reaction is in part for domestic consumption of course, the election is 7 months away and Le Pen is improving in the polls apparently.