Now Merkel and Juncker DEFY Trump’s demands of immediate increase in NATO spending

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.

  • Brett_McS

    It’s OK, I have the solution: Didn’t Europe just import a million or so military age males looking for a job? Instant army: a job for all the refugees and meet NATO commitments to expend more on defence in one go. I’m such a genius.

    • deplorabledave

      These morons are just stupid enough to do it.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Let the Trumpening of Europe begin.

  • tom_billesley

    They are ramping up one budget
    Migrants – one for the price of four.

    Eritrean Harun Adam Abo Aela, 28, was charged and sentenced under the name Ahmed Mohammed, even though authorities said that was “probably” not his real name. But they could not find a passport for his Aela identity, even though he insisted that is his correct ID.
    He used the identities Salah Gafer, Hamam Achmed, Amgd Abas and Ahmed Adnan to claim for money in three different German cities.

    Authorities say there are numerous cheats like him among the 1.3 million refugees Germany has absorbed in the past 20 months, costing the state tens of millions of pounds.
    Aela came to Germany in 2015 and realised he could milk the system by moving from place

    • H

      It’s all for allah: drain the infidels’ system dry. Break them.

      • andycanuck

        They deserve it. It’s the infidel tax they all must pay to Moslems.

  • canminuteman

    I guess it’s time for all the American troops in Europe to go home.

    • andycanuck

      Western Europe.
      I’m sure Poland could do with a huge military hospital.

  • tom_billesley

    Germany tells Trump he should be THANKING them for spending €40bn on MIGRANTS not Nato

  • Econ 101 – you can have guns or butter, not both.

    Merkel has chosen more butter.

    • deplorabledave

      guns or muslims not both

  • ghost of benghazi

    This has to be fake news they can’t be that stupid. What are they going to use for leverage? They could threaten to make him look at nude pictures of Angela if he doesn’t. Enjoy the visual. Happy Saturday everyone.

    • Barry Thornton

      As long as it’s not any picture of Lena Dunham

  • Screw Germany — they either pay up or they get voted out of NATO. And if NATO keeps Germany than screw NATO. Let the European retards slaughter each other for the third time in history, and let the Islamists slaughter each other in the Middle East. Concentrate on keeping the Western Hemisphere a safe and secure place — isn’t that why all our ancestors immigrated from the shit-holes across the pond?

  • J. C.

    Trump just needs to leave the EU high dry when catastrophe eventually strikes… No biggie.

  • Alain

    NATO is an unusual club in that you can remain a member even when refusing to pay membership dues. Go figure.