Earlier, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell applauded President Donald Trump’s idea to redeploy troops from Germany to Poland over Berlin’s failure to meet NATO’s request that it spend 2 percent of its GDP on military defence.
President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind a statement made by US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who earlier warned that it was time for Berlin to “pay for its own defence” and for the US to act in order to ensure this.
On Monday, Trump retweeted hard-line remarks made by Senator Rand Paul and campaign adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle, who hit out at German think-tank executive Thorsten Benner’s claims that Grenell’s hint at a possible US troop pullout from Germany amounted to little more than a “PR stunt”.
“Why is the United States always stuck paying for everyone when prosperous nations don’t pay their fair share?” Paul, in particular, tweeted, while Guilfoyle noted that “Ambassador Richard Grenell doesn’t waste his time with PR stunts and he doesn’t have to.”
US Ambassador Grenell Lauds Trump’s German-Based Troop Exit Plan
The remarks come after Grenell, last week, praised Trump’s idea that the US could relocate its troops stationed in Germany to Poland if Berlin doesn’t meet its defence spending commitments to NATO.
“It’s offensive to assume that the US taxpayers will continue to pay for more than 50,000 Americans [troops] in Germany, but…