French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit. Then Agela Merkel. What’s going on here? Who is trying to charm whom? I thought the Europeans didn’t like us. That’s what our own news media contends.
The answer is that President Trump is in the process of renegotiating. And so are these world leaders.
Look, it’s all about money. Our money.
Do you want France, Germany and the UK to like America? Pay up.
They all want American money to expand their economies, to provide for their defense and to clean up the environment in Asia and Africa.
It seems as if we could make Macron and the French and many others, very happy if we came back into the Paris Accord.
Sure. The Paris Accord is all about American money to clean up Asian and African pollution.
When Americans are actually given a choice they overwhelmingly reject this notion.
The last time this was debated publicly in the US was in 1997 when the Byrd Hagel Resolution was passed 95-0. Even John Kerry voted for it. The idea was that developing countries must also help with emission reductions.
The Paris Accord was never voted on in the US Senate because it would have been rejected.
The only way that world leaders and globalists can get our money is to bully a US president into signing these agreements. That’s what they did to Clinton, Bush and Obama. That’s what they are trying to do to Trump.
They decide. We pay.
And why have we participated in the past?
Many international companies, including American companies, make money. And they donate to the Washington establishment. And this includes companies that own media properties.
The point is, Donald Trump is forcing this out into the open and this is the sort of thing that cannot survive in the sunlight.
Do we want the French and the Germans and the English to love us? Of course we do.
But then, we have to ask this question…. if we have to pay for their friendship is it real?
Trump wants them to pay for more of their own defense, to increase their contributions to NATO. In fact, they agreed to this. But some have not done it. He wants them to be more fair in their trade with us and to make the worst polluting countries in the world also share in limiting emissions.