He thinks the US should get ‘protection money’?
President Donald Trump suggested Monday that the American military may step back from securing the Strait of Hormuz for oil shipments and other international commerce, as the economically critical waterway has become the site of heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
“China gets 91% of its Oil from the Straight, Japan 62%, & many other countries likewise. So why are we protecting the shipping lanes for other countries (many years) for zero compensation,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“All of these countries should be protecting their own ships on what has always been … a dangerous journey,” Trump continued. “We don’t even need to be there in that the U.S. has just become (by far) the largest producer of Energy anywhere in the world!”….
America has ALWAYS looked at the supply of oil to the rest of the world as in its national interest ….Other President have always looked for more money for the American military footprint around the world…Donald Trump seems to be looking to actually cut off American projection of military power around the globe….His foreign policy has been to withdraw in a nationalistic way that NO American President has embraced since Pearl Harbor…..