Donald Trump orders withdrawal of nearly 12,000 troops from ‘delinquent’ Germany

April Roach – Evening Standard July 30, 2020

Donald Trump branded Germany “delinquent” as he spoke of plans to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from the country.

The US unveiled plans on Wednesday to withdraw around 11,900 army and air force personnel from Germany and transfer about 5,600 of the troops to other countries in Europe such as Belgium and Italy.

The president had previously announced his intention to remove a third of 36,000 troops in Germany over claims the country was failing to meet NATOs defence spending target of 2 per cent of its GDP.

“We don’t want to be the suckers any more,” Mr Trump told reporters at the White House.

“We’re reducing the force because they’re not paying their bills; it’s very simple. They’re delinquent.”

The president made the comments as he addressed reporters at the South Lawn on Wednesday before leaving for a day trip to Texas.

He continued: “We spend a lot of money on Germany, they take advantage of us on trade and they take advantage on the military, so we’re reducing the force.

“They’re there to protect Europe, they’re there to protect Germany, and Germany is supposed to pay for it. We don’t want to be responsible anymore.”

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said the plan will cost “single digit” billions of dollars and it will take years to relocate the troops.

Republican Senator Mitt Romney condemned the move as “a grave error” on Twitter.

“It is a slap in the face at a friend and ally when we should instead be drawing closer in our mutual commitment to deter Russian and Chinese aggression,” he said.

“It is a gift to Russia coming at a time when we just have learned of its support for the Taliban and reports of bounties on killing American troops.

“The move may temporarily play well in domestic politics, but its consequences will be lasting and harmful to American interests.”

Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder said the move could further weaken the NATO alliance and the US as a country.

He said: “We very much regret the U.S. government’s decision. Unfortunately, this puts a burden on the German-American relationship.”

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9 responses to “Donald Trump orders withdrawal of nearly 12,000 troops from ‘delinquent’ Germany”

  1. WHY is the US military in Germany 75 years after the end of WWII?? The real truth about WWII has been hidden since the late 1930s. The answer is that Satanic Khazars rule the UK and the US!

  2. If true, that still leaves over 20,000 of them there..along with French & British troops. The Jews will always have foreign troops stationed in Germany as long as there are white German males there, to prevent pro-white fascism from returning. Once they’ve become mongrelized out of existence though, thanks to worthless white women mating with bipedal apes, then maybe the US, British & French soldiers will leave.

  3. The Germans are glad the US Military is reducing its occupation forces.

    The German politicians cannot be stopped in their sliming about the oh so nice US Military leaving Germany, one of the colonies of AIPAC Washington.

  4. Now that the Great Protector of colony Germany is reducing its occupation forces by move them over to their next Big Friend and Ally Poland.
    Poland is their friend now.
    Its is “honest and reliable” by paying three times more for gas and oil, delivered by US than the normal price on the Market.
    Poland is being “rewarded” on their request to please occupy our beloved Poland with your GI’s and we will pay you well. As a starter two billion Euros for US/Mr Trump and collegues.
    The polish american barracks are now topped up with US GI’s. Beautiful.

    I hope for the German people if Mr Trump get reelected he will take the rest of US bunch out of Germany and move them over to friend Poland.

    The Poles do not quite understand their undertaking but will start moaning within three years shouting: What have we done?????

    Good luck, Poland. This is the least “your Mrs Merkel” could do for you.

  5. Anyone who supports merkel is a criminal

  6. Merkel should be put on trial for humanright abuses

  7. I live near a USA F base in the UK they fly just above chimney level
    #and after the exposure of the US torture program the US lost the support of all nations who now occupy the UK
    NHS figures show English people are very much a minority in their own land
    just about everybody wants the US bases to go home

  8. Merkel cannot be put on trial for humanright abuses.
    Why not?
    well, she is an active politician with an oath to protect and take care of the nation and its people.
    The German people are getting more and more “guests” by the day, since 2015.

    And that is what Merkel’s organising, instream of “guests” from Africa every day for her beloved Germany!! She is in a hurry to serve Master Soros, she is fetching them by plane, night and day.

    Check “Letter of Intention of Marrakesch”. (EU and the World)
    Check “Agreement of Barcelona”. (EU and Africa, to become integrated, which they think is better than sending armies into Africa for the resources. One World-frontend actions.)

    Cheers, Europe! Enjoy life if there is still chance!

  9. The UNITED STATES the corporate entity, (as opposed to America, the nation) has been occupying Germany since WW2, they are NOT protecting them from anyone!!