posted by Spock
Trumps comments on world affairs back then were true then and remained the same for decades. Foreign trade imbalances, NATO countries skimming out on their responsibilities etc..... were all correct. What his presidency has done is reverse all that.
Nope. The Japan fear turned out to be false. Japan did not surpass the US in terms of economic growth. He was dead wrong about that.
I would also say his views on trade during the 80s and 90s were off given the Cold War and growth of the economy in the 90s.
Also, the NATO thing is a little more complicated as the issue didn't exist in the 80s or early 90s, given the freaking Cold War was still going on.
The issue has really only grown during the years after 9/11 where he does deserve credit for getting members to chip in more of the %.
However, that does not mean countries are paying us back billions. If that was the case....the debt would be going down. Instead, it is at a record high. I'm still waiting on Mexico to pay of for the wall..
There is no language in the new trade agreement for that....