THAT above HAS been ex-Real Estate turned President Donald Trump’s view of US Foreign Aid….
Foreign Aid expendures are about 1% of American Government spending…
Of course he doesn’t understand that a LOT of money America spends on Foreign Aid ?
Come’s BACK to America in different ways….
Former President Trump railed against a Senate foreign aid bill at a rally in South Carolina on Saturday.
“They want to give like almost $100 billion to a few countries, $100 billion,” Trump said at the rally.
He continued, “I said, ‘Why do we do this? If you do, you give them, not $100 billion, you give it to ‘em as a loan.’”
On Friday, the Senate voted to push a $95.3 billion package with funding for Ukraine and Israel along further to passing. The package comes after the failure of a recent bipartisan deal that combined foreign aid and border security reforms.
Trump played a part in the failure of the deal that combined foreign aid and border security reforms due to his strong opposition to it. He called it a “death wish” for his party quickly after its release….
On the benefits of US Foreign Aid…
(Trump admin said good things about actually back in the day)
While the foreign assistance budget grew in absolute terms as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the budget has hovered (PDF) roughly between one and two percent of the total U.S. budget for the last four decades.
Why does the United States send foreign countries American taxpayer money? The answer, in short, is because it serves U.S. self-interest to do so.
Foreign aid represents a good investment for this relatively modest sum. Even bracketing more normative foreign policy objectives like promoting democracy or human rights, foreign assistance serves American equities narrowly defined. Peace and security investments make up one of the largest sectors of American assistance dollars, enabling other states to combat terrorism, counter international crime, and stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction—stopping potential crises before they escalate to the point where they require direct American intervention. Foreign aid opened markets for American goods. For example, 43 of the top 50 destinations for American agricultural products once received American foreign aid. Health assistance helps curb the spread of infectious diseases, possibly preventing global pandemics.
Foreign assistance will likely become a more important tool for American foreign policy in the coming years. As the Trump administration has argued (PDF), the United States is locked in competition with China, and foreign assistance forms an increasingly important front in this battle for global influence….
Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would encourage Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” to any NATO member country that doesn’t meet spending guidelines on defense in a stunning admission he would not abide by the collective-defense clause at the heart of the alliance if reelected.
“NATO was busted until I came along,” Trump said at a rally in Conway, South Carolina. “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.”
Trump said “one of the presidents of a big country” at one point asked him whether the US would still defend the country if they were invaded by Russia even if they “don’t pay.”
“No, I would not protect you,” Trump recalled telling that president. “In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You got to pay. You got to pay your bills.”….