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Friday, February 24, 2017
VP PENCE PLEDGES COMMITMENT TO THE DICTATORIAL EUROPEAN UNION
PENCE PLEDGES COMMITMENT TO THE DICTATORIAL EUROPEAN UNION
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
By Kelleigh Nelson
February 24, 2017
people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free
peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union,
and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and
economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a
free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture
and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our
two countries – and our two peoples – are united together,
as they will be under a Trump Administration. —Donald J. Trump
was in Brussels at the end of a European trip where he was comforting
and reassuring allies that Trump will never abandon them. In meetings
in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of President Donald Trump
“to express the strong commitment of the United States to continued
cooperation and partnership with the European Union.” He pledged
America's "steadfast and enduring" commitment to the EU. [Link]
Brussels is the de facto capitol of the European Union.
me, VP Pence, but wasn’t our President thrilled when the UK dropped
out of the EU? He even said that Great Britain had exercised the right
of all free peoples, so why did you say, “Today, it is my privilege
on behalf of President Trump to express the strong commitment of the United
States to continued cooperation and partnership with the European Union.”
I recall, Donald Trump and Nigel Farage actually celebrated when Britain
declared their independence from the EU.
Trump apparently caused “alarm” with some by endorsing Britain’s
decision to leave the bloc and suggesting that other states might follow.
He was supportive of Britain’s vote last year to leave the 28-nation
EU, and he has suggested that the EU itself could soon fall apart.
recent statements in Europe seem far different than Donald Trump’s
and Steve Bannon’s.
wrote in January, 2016, “The European Parliament’s chief Brexit
negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, lists President Donald Trump, and his chief
Bannon, as “one of the main three existential threats facing
the European Union.” Verhofstadt views Trump and his populist policy
advisers as an even greater threat to the EU than Brexit itself.
well he should. Trump knows that freedom doesn’t come from unelected
faceless bureaucrats telling countries what to do.
in 2014, Steve Bannon spoke favorably about European populist movements
and described a yearning for nationalism by people who “don't believe
in this kind of pan-European Union.”
Europe,” he said at the time, “was built on a foundation of
strong nationalist movements,” adding, “I think it's what
can see us forward.”
voiced the administration’s strong support for NATO last weekend.
His meetings were aimed at assuring European leaders that his words reflected
the views of President Trump.
defense requires Europe's commitment as much as ours," Pence said.
He reminded the group that in 2014 all 28 members of NATO promised to
try to spend two percent of their GDP on defense by 2024. Only the United
States, Britain, Poland, Greece and Estonia have met the two percent target.
As a candidate, Trump repeatedly called for NATO to pay more, Pence noted.
now Trump is president. "So, let me say again what I said this last
weekend in Munich," Pence said "The president of the United
States and the American people expect our allies to keep their word and
to do more in our common defense, and the president expects real progress
by the end of 2017. ... It is time for actions, not words."
United States’ commitment to the European Union is steadfast and
enduring,” he said.
in a January, 2017 interview with the Times
of London, Trump questioned the value of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization alliance when he was asked whether he understood why many
in Eastern Europe feared Russian aggression.
said a long time ago — that NATO had problems. Number one it was
obsolete, because it was, you know, designed many, many years ago. Number
two — the countries aren't paying what they're supposed to pay."
appeared indifferent toward the EU. "People want their own identity,
so if you ask me, others, I believe others will leave," Trump said
of the political and economic union. He also said that the EU's future
didn't matter much for the US.
is a long-time politician and establishment globalist, and this is obvious
from his stances during his 12 years in Congress, mentioned in
my last article. However, his library from his 12 years in Congress
sealed until 2022 or his death.
Trump however, believes strongly in freedom and sovereignty and is working
toward this goal for America. Britain broke free and America must take
heed to understand the same establishment who controls the EU are the
same ones who are building NAFTA and the North American Union.
Vice President simply assuaging Europe’s worries, or are some of
his beliefs and stances in direct opposition to our President’s?
Time will tell.