Real soldiers have had it up to here with five-exemptions Donald Trump. The pretend soldier puffed himself up wearing a military jacket and cap when he toured the country’s newest aircraft carrier the USS Gerald Ford. Although Trump enjoys playing soldier, he made a huge mistake with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the vets are dive-bombing him.
Reporters asked Trump and Merkel to shake hands for the photo, and when he made no move to comply, the chancellor leaned over and asked him if he wanted to shake. He totally ignored our most important military partner.
The group VoteVets.org (@votevets) could not believe Trump’s incredibly rude snub. In mere minutes the tweets began to fly, criticizing 45 for inserting a big wedge between the US and our most important military ally. The organization tweeted:
‘We apologize to our German friends on behalf of Donald. You have been gracious hosts of our #military for over 70 years’
— VoteVets (@votevets) March 17, 2017
After World War II, the US was instrumental in helping rebuild Germany, and that bridged a bond that has remained strong for 70 years. The US has military installations throughout Europe with thousands of personnel stationed there from every military branch.
VoteVets.org understands that Trump is as crude in the White House as he is on the construction site and does not live up to the role of president and Commander In Chief. The site tweeted:
‘RT @realDonaldTrump & tell him not to use Veterans as props while he cuts money for homeless vets by $300 million.’
— VoteVets (@votevets) March 10, 2017
The two countries are the foundation of NATO, which “safeguard[s] the freedom and security of its members through political and military means,” according to NATO’s website:
‘POLITICAL – NATO promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defence and security issues to build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict.
‘MILITARY – NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty – NATO’s founding treaty – or under a United Nations mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organizations.’
VoteVets.org drew a likely conclusion about the pretend soldier:
‘Remember the British #TrumpRussia dossier? Slowly, evidence is building that the explosive accusations are true.’
— VoteVets (@votevets) March 8, 2017
Thank you, VoteVet.org.
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