And Trump continued his tweet with this:
“They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along.”
I don’t know how the readers of my articles feel about President Trump using Twitter to communicate to our nation and the world.
I do know how I feel about it. It’s PURE GENIUS!
The Fake News outlets cannot take anything out of context or fabricate their infamous “sound bites.” When President Trump uses Twitter, I imagine it causes Leftists to have tantrums most every day! <LOL>
Sorry, but the mental image of Anderson Cooper falling to the floor, banging his fist and shouting “I HATE that man!” does make me chuckle.
Trump goes on the attack against Macron
President Donald Trump, fresh off a tense visit to Paris, on Tuesday fired off a string of tweets attacking French President Emmanuel Macron for floating the idea of a self-reliant European military and the country’s wine tariffs, while accusing Macron of swiping at Trump’s nationalism to distract from his own shortcomings.
“Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia,” Trump began in his first tweet. “But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two – How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!”
“MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!” the U.S. president wrote in a follow-up post to Twitter later Tuesday morning.
Trump’s Tuesday morning tweet was his second over the past five days that accused Macron of suggesting European nations need more robust militaries to protect themselves from the U.S., a mischaracterization of what the French president actually said. Macron, in an interview with Europe 1, suggested that Europe needs to better position itself militarily against an increasingly aggressive Russia.
Macron also lamented a U.S. decision to withdraw from a treaty with Russia that prohibited the manufacture of intermediate-range nuclear missiles. The “main victim” of that move, Macron said, was “Europe and its security.”
“I believe in the project of a sovereign Europe. We won’t protect Europe if we don’t decide to have a true European army,” he said. “We have to have a Europe that can defend itself alone — and without only relying on the United States — in a more sovereign manner.”
“We should protect ourselves when it comes to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” the French president also said, alluding to the decision to pull out of the missile treaty with Russia.
Aides to Macron disputed that the president was insinuating that France would target the U.S. with any proposed European army, even if other European countries have shown no interest in such a force.
Trump has repeatedly called for NATO allies to rely less on the U.S. for their defense and has railed against nations that he says do not put enough of their gross domestic product toward defense spending. Trump has regularly demanded that NATO countries increase their defense spending to a higher percentage of their GDP, forcing the issue at last summer’s NATO summit by seeming to threaten to pull the U.S. out of the pact if spending targets were not met.
Macron, in his interview, agreed that Europe should become less dependent on the U.S. for its military.
But just after landing in Paris on Friday, Trump took to Twitter to call Macron’s comments “very insulting,” adding a new layer of tension to the weekend’s ceremonies, but the two leaders discussed the issue during Trump’s visit.
“Never easy bringing up the fact that the U.S. must be treated fairly, which it hasn’t, on both Military and Trade,” Trump tweeted after he returned to the U.S.
Trump, who owns vineyards in the U.S., also hit Macron on Tuesday for what he said were unfair tariffs on wine. “France makes excellent wine, but so does the U.S.,” he wrote, claiming that France has tougher barriers and higher tariffs in place for importing U.S. wine than the U.S. has for importing French wine.
The president also responded to what was perceived to be a dig at Trump’s self-proclaimed nationalism.
Speaking at an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Macron called nationalism “the exact opposite of patriotism” in a forceful rebuke to an ideology Trump has supported.
On Twitter on Tuesday morning, Trump appeared to suggest that Macron’s reading of nationalism was incorrect, writing that “there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!”
He said that Macron was using Trump as a foil to distract from lagging approval ratings and rising unemployment.
“The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of almost 10%. He was just trying to get onto another subject,” he said. – source
I love the man in the following video. I totally agree with his take on Macron and France!
Macron as Antichrist? I can’t see it. Many people have asked me my thoughts on that. He seems more “Mr. Milk Toasty” than Antichrist to me.
And I still think that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will play a huge part in the coming of Antichrist.
Just my opinion.
Brethren, we are all entitled to our opinions about President Trump. I don’t begrudge others for their negativity when speaking about our president. However, I do expect a civil discourse on this subject.
But this I know: Trump is God’s man for this time in world history, and I thank God for him every day. Does he make mistakes and go over the line at times? Absolutely. Is he perfect? Absolutely NOT.
But Trump is not a globalist and he loves Israel. And that alone makes me a Trump fan.
We’re in very choppy waters in these last days.
It’s nice to have a leader like Trump at the helm.
8 thoughts on “Macron: We Need an EU Army to Protect from U.S. – Trump: It Was Germany in Both World Wars – How Did That Work Out For France?”
Thank you Geri for another excellent article. Being Canadian, I wish we had a leader who had the courage and strength of conviction to uphold our country’s border, institutions, founding beliefs and values. Instead, our leader is embracing the UN push for globalism. Strange, he doesn’t believe in Nationalism, yet wants to be our ” nations ” leader!! Something is very amiss. Our prayers are with and for President Trump. Good for him and oh God, how we pray the eyes of understanding be opened for our family and friends, as we just seem to be racing to end time events, especially with Israel now under attack! We do not know who the AC will be, but with so many having the apparent qualifications and beliefs must Signal how close we are, because they will all embrace his false pride, agenda, religion, and leadship. Jesus said, ” be not deceived, ” yet absolutely every area of life seems to be filled with deception. How we need Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth! Maranatha.
I agree with everything you said. All that is happening is no surprise to our Father. He is allowing every bit of the deception and even what is happening in Israel as He further fulfills Bible prophecy. I just wish that our brothers and sisters would realize that there may be a lot of persecution ahead for us. American believers should not think that we are immune to the persecution. Look at the Christians in China. They have gone underground and are at risk of being killed. We were given a reprieve with President Trump. That is why the enemy is in such a RAGE and we can see this in the media and the Left wing politicians. I believe that many of these people are demon possessed. We need to pray and share the gospel with the lost. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus and trust Him implicitly.
good points Geri. Mike Basham sent me a link to a fairly recent reblog on his, Starsword blog, wherein they covered the debut on Xinhua (China’s) news of an AI news anchor., I told him it reminded me of a vsion that Father gave a brother years ago, wherein he was shown an AI possessed by Satan as being AntiChrist. To further corroborate it, Lois Vogel Sharp shared on her YT channel recently that Father woke her up and had her write down a message from him on that very same subject – AI AntiChrist. He told her that humans have free will and even when they sin it’s a choice but AI is not a freewill entity and if possessed can not say no or refuse / drive off evil spirits. I wanted to let you know that WordPress took down my blog, saying that they had a complaint and upon investigation determined that I didn’t align with their views. The email I got was from some SJW type so I replied telling him that all the SJW’s hired by social media like WP, YT, Twitter, Google, etc to ensure that everyone complied with THEIR values and who complain Trump is a fascist, dictator, etc ARE IN ESSENCE TRYING TO TYPECAST HIM AS WHAT THEY REALLY ARE – THEY’RE THE FASCISTS / DICTATORS suppressing people’s freedom of speech, press, expression of opinion, etc.
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Well put Geri, I wholeheartedly agree with all that you said about Donald Trump.
We can be assured that his is Gods answere to the present day asult from the lefties in the world news arena. The man hits the nail on the head every time he
makes public statements. With out his leadership we would be down the tube.
The idea that the EU the supposed trade block now needs its own army is itself terrifying, the fact it will be German lead is another scary component considering that country’s last history, but the thing that fills me with dread is seeing the countries volunteer the dismantling of their own armies to the EU dictatorship without a word of protest, even Hitler would have been impressed with Mekel
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