Sunday, February 11, 2024

Trump's words misquoted for political purpose, Polish PM wrote: "President Trump: 'I will encourage Russia to attack NATO countries,"

 Prime Minister Donald Tusk manipulated former US President Donald Trump's statement, which was made during a rally in South Carolina and concerned the financial obligations of NATO countries. 

"President Trump: 'I will encourage Russia to attack NATO countries'," the head of government pretend to quote Trump on the X platform.

But, there is always 'but'. This 'quote' is not exactly (big understatement on my part) accurate, and maybe that's why it is at the bottom of Fox News' page (and not on CNN's front page), making it difficult to find. If you actually find it on Fox News, here is what they report:

"I said, ‘Everybody’s gonna pay.' They said, ‘Well, if we don’t pay, are you still going to protect us?' I said, 'Absolutely not.' They couldn't believe the answer." 

"One of the presidents of a big country" once asked him whether the U.S. would still defend their country if they were invaded by Russia, even if they did not pay. "No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You got to pay. You got to pay your bills."

That is a  huge difference. It comes close to what CNN usually reports about Trump, but even they did not misquote him, just the meaning of his words.

This shows that Donald Tusk wants to be at the point of the anti-American shift in the European Union. Apparently, he hopes to return to the top position there.

To be fair, even Germany refuses to fulfill their obligation. As far as I know, their current defense spending is between 1.5-1.8 percent of their budget instead of 2% as promised.

- Based on reporting by Niezalezna(.)pl.