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EU council chief's riposte to Trump: Respect the allies you have
Reuters ^ | July 10, 2018 6:33 AM | Robin Emmott

Posted on 07/10/2018 8:16:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai

European Council President Donald Tusk told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating NATO allies over military investment levels ahead of what is expected to be a fraught alliance summit. […]

“Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don’t have that many,” Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, said after a signing statement on more cooperation between the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

As European Council president, Tusk serves as the chairman when EU leaders meet at summits.

Even while in the air, Trump kept up the attack. He said in a Twitter post that a trade deficit with the European Union “makes it impossible for our farmers and workers and companies to do business in Europe … and then they want us to happily defend them through NATO, and nicely pay for it. Just doesn’t work!” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: deepstate; donaldtusk; europe; europeanunion; eussr; evilempire; nato; poland; socialmarketeconomy; tds; trump; tusk
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To: Trump.Deplorable

“Bring it on Tusky, Bring it on
Don’t forget who saved your @ss in WWII or you all would be speaking German right now”

/
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Soviet Union.


61 posted on 07/10/2018 9:10:19 PM PDT by granada
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To: Olog-hai

Respect is a two way street.


62 posted on 07/10/2018 9:11:12 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: mrsmel

So can’t there be USA versions of perfumes?


63 posted on 07/10/2018 9:12:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: BatGuano

Hey Scottie. We’ll build it

You just pay for it


64 posted on 07/10/2018 9:13:05 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Moderates/Independents/Non-voters" Are DIMS REALLY who you'd want BACK in POWER?)
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To: BatGuano

And they seem to forget that if Russia or whomever was to attack, they would be the first line of “defense”. Sure, go ahead, tell us to leave-we’ll be able to spend that “peace dividend” on our own people, or build up defenses in more friendly, strategic regions, while Europe will have to fight on two fronts-foreign, against invaders, and domestic, their own people who had gotten used to cradle-to-grave welfare.


65 posted on 07/10/2018 9:13:29 PM PDT by mrsmel (I won’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: granada

Pinch play between US, England, and Russia. Russia at that time was supposedly the lesser monster. Ah, but pride swallowed up the Bear.


66 posted on 07/10/2018 9:14:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: oldbill

Long past time. It is also long past time to tariff the crap out of their cars and other stuff too.


67 posted on 07/10/2018 9:14:25 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Well of course we can’t make the ones which belong to French (primarily French) perfume houses. The perfumes which are made here, would have to abide by the EU (IRFA) regulations in order to be sold in the EU market.

Even perfumes made in, for instance, the Middle East, must abide by the regulations if they want to sell them in the EU.

There are small niche perfume houses everywhere which disregard the regulations, and sell to their domestic (non EU) market.

But wonderful, classic perfumery houses such as Guerlain, Dior, and Chanel are a shadow of their former selves.


68 posted on 07/10/2018 9:20:12 PM PDT by mrsmel (I won’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: Olog-hai
When you start acting like allies you will be treated as such.

Until then....

< censored >

And the horse you rode in on.

69 posted on 07/10/2018 9:22:30 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear ( Bunnies, bunnies, it must be bunnies!! Or maybe midgets....)
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To: heshtesh

Chicken Wings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5dpBpaFiMo


70 posted on 07/10/2018 9:22:56 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: mrsmel

They would seem to stand to make a killing by opening up US factories.


71 posted on 07/10/2018 9:24:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: Olog-hai

The Poles are some of our best friends in Europe, they loved Reagan, and Trump probably more.

This snarky Tusk fellow’s comments about Trump and America, probably doesn’t set that well with his countrymen.


72 posted on 07/10/2018 9:25:02 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: Olog-hai

Trump: “With friends like you, who needs enemies?”


73 posted on 07/10/2018 9:25:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: Olog-hai

You know what... Europe talks a lot..why don’t they defend themselves? Maybe the Chinese can hel you cover the costs. I’m sure they’ll take you over Russia... won’t they?


74 posted on 07/10/2018 9:27:07 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: Olog-hai
The implication is that they really want to be enemies and say so openly.

I don't know about "enemies", but the EU was set up explicitly as an alternative market to the US. So, yes, they do want to compete with us and be better than us.

If the price of having "friends" is that we have a big difference in tariffs and trade balances, I think we could stand to have fewer friends.

75 posted on 07/10/2018 9:29:04 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Olog-hai

I hope there 151 billion trade surplus will cover the cost of their defense in perpetuity.


76 posted on 07/10/2018 9:29:10 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: sasportas

Not only so, but Poland, along with Hungary and Austria, stand against the EU. This pro-EU Tusk fellow’s sentiments doesn’t jive with that of his own country. Poland stands with Trump against the EU.


77 posted on 07/10/2018 9:30:41 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: Vince Ferrer

Take note of the name of the alternative market: the social market economy. That’s imposed by treaty on all member states, but it originated in Adenauer’s West Germany. The only way it can be “better than us” is with the help of the left in the USA and their copying of the same method here to the detriment of the free market, thus depressing our competitiveness.

They also want to be a military power, so that is something that has to be prevented.


78 posted on 07/10/2018 9:56:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: sasportas

Seeing the high “European” post Tusk holds now, it’s plain that he has a lot of contempt for his own people.


79 posted on 07/10/2018 9:57:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: mrsmel

Yes, indeed, they have become accustomed to the welfare/gravy train. Impossible to think “two fronts, etc.”
Life will be tougher for them in the future.


80 posted on 07/10/2018 9:58:10 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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