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It’s true. The great man was Stalin’s drinking buddy.
But back then Russia and Britain were on the same side against the Nazis. Technically, it wasn’t Russia either. It was the communist Soviet Union. And Stalin was its totalitarian dictator who murdered millions more than the mere authoritarian Putin.
President Trump spoke up in his usual way at a NATO breakfast in Brussels. Which is to say overbearing.
He drove home the point, over and over, that all the member states need to pay their fare share. The U.S. pays more than other NATO members by far.
Brussels Breakfast Belgian Waffles
It’s a point often made by Trump opponents. But they were mortified.
There was discord during the buildup to the G7 meetings of rich nations in Quebec. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau was insulted because he thinks Trump considers Canada to be a security threat.
But President Trump did say he had to hit American allies with high tariffs for national security reasons.
G7 American Allies
Then on Thursday, which happened to be the D-Day anniversary, French President Macron took a shot at Trump saying, “No leader is forever.” He also said, “the six G7 countries without the U.S. are bigger than the American market.”
The next day Trump waded into the meetings insisting that Russia be included.
Earlier in the week a member of de Blasio’s own police force, Miosotis Familia, was assassinated in New York while sitting in her car.