ANGELA Merkel has led the European push back against Donald Trump’s demands of an immediate increase in defence spending or risk the US scaling back its commitment to Transatlanic protection.
The German Chancellor has resisted the ultimatum, claiming Germany will not speed up on any existing plans to ramp up the country’s military budget by 2024.
Her defiance has been met with backing from the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, who has insisted countries not cave in to President Trump’s demands.
Earlier this week, US Defence Secretary James Mattis warned NATO that political times had changed since Trump’s election, meaning it was no longer possible for allies to shirk their defence responsibilities.
Oh I’m sure the EU can take care of itself, look how well they’re handling the Muslims.