Trump’s NATO remarks spark outrage. No outrage when Obama said the same thing
Trump was reamed for criticizing NATO for not paying it’s fair share in a decade–which they haven’t. Now, Trump also mixed in a lie at the Brussels summit about Germany being a slave to Russia because that country gets 70% of it’s oil from Russia. (The figure is actually half that.) But the basis of what Trump is saying is the same thing Obama said in 2016. If you don’t believe me, the link to the Obama White House archives is here:
Trump was also criticized for criticizing our ally Angela Merkel. At breakfast, even! Obama would never use Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop approach to international diplomacy. No, Obama would smile, be his charming self and then get caught bugging the office of the German chancellor. Our partisan media is full of misrepresentations and omissions. Check out Obama’s words below–there was no outrage when they were uttered, despite their similarity to Trump’s.