Trump: ‘We are substantially subsidizing the Militaries of many VERY rich countries all over the world, while at the same time these countries take total advantage of the U.S’

President Trump on Monday criticized outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis, claiming he doesn’t see countries that “take total advantage of the U.S.” as “a problem.”

But “I DO, and it is being fixed,” Trump wrote in a tweet.

Trump wrote in a series of tweets that he appreciates U.S. alliances but claimed that “many of these same countries take advantage of their friendship with the United States” and that the U.S. subsidizes the militaries of those countries.

“To those few Senators who think I don’t like or appreciate being allied with other countries, they are wrong, I DO. What I don’t like, however, is when many of these same countries take advantage of their friendship with the United States, both in Military Protection and Trade,” Trump wrote in a tweet.

“We are substantially subsidizing the Militaries of many VERY rich countries all over the world, while at the same time these countries take total advantage of the U.S., and our TAXPAYERS, on Trade. General Mattis did not see this as a problem. I DO, and it is being fixed!” he continued.

thehill.com/homenews/administration/422728-trump-knocks-mattis-for-not-addressing-countries-that-take-total

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