Donald Trump is openly extorting money from Japan in exchange for keeping US military in their country to keep them safe.

By |2019-11-18T04:50:38-09:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |15 Comments

I guess they did not have dirt on Joe Biden with which to negotiate.

Courtesy of Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Japan to quadruple annual payments for U.S. forces stationed there to around $8 billion, Foreign Policy reported, part of Washington’s efforts to press its allies to increase their defense spending.

The current agreement that covers the 54,000 U.S. troops stationed in Japan expires in March 2021.

The demand was made to Japanese officials during a trip to the region in July by John Bolton, at that time Trump’s national security adviser, and Matt Pottinger, who was then the Asia director for the National Security Council, the U.S. global affairs magazine said, citing unidentified former U.S. officials.

A Japanese foreign ministry spokesman said the report was incorrect and no U.S.-Japan negotiations on a new agreement have taken place.

According to Kyodo news agency, Japanese officials told Bolton the increase is “unrealistic”, saying Japan already pays a greater share of stationing costs than other allies.

A U.S. State Department spokesman said in an emailed statement: “The President has made clear that allies and partners should contribute more to their shared defense.”

Perhaps somebody should discuss with Trump the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance which was signed in 1951 and explain that the deal stated America would protect Japan so that they could focus on their economic recovery which was not helped one little bit by the two nuclear bombs we dropped on their country.

If Trump is threatening to remove American troops and allow the Japanese to completely rebuild their military structure he may need somebody to remind hm that the Japanese have been known to be fairly warlike and have waged innumerable military campaigns dating all the way back the 7th century BCE. 

In other words Trump just needs a fucking history lesson. 

I know it is a difficult concept for somebody as greedy as Donald Trump but some things are worth more than mere money. 

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15 Comments

  1. WA Skeptic November 18, 2019 at 5:07 am

    This f**king guy thinks there’s only value in money. What’s that quote?? Oh, yeah–“the price of everything, the value of nothing”. Thank you, Oscar Wilde.

  2. Anonymous November 18, 2019 at 7:45 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/11/18/trump-north-korea-humiliate.html

    Kim Jong Un got what he wanted from Trump – elevation- and now he’s using it against Trump.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/north-korea-trump-tweet-free_n_5dd28ac0e4b0d2e79f907b23?guccounter=1

    North Korea Says It Won’t Give Trump A Summit For Free

  3. Hypomanic! November 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

    https://www.salon.com/2019/11/18/psychologist-john-gartner-deep-inside-donald-trump-is-a-very-empty-and-sad-person/

    ” the facts are clear: Multiple witnesses independently report that Donald Trump abused the power of the presidency for personal gain in an effort to bribe and extort the president of Ukraine into aiding his re-election campaign.

    As documented by Robert Mueller’s report, the Ukraine scandal is part of a long pattern by Donald Trump and his supplicants to seek out foreign assistance to subvert American democracy, with the goal of first installing Trump in power and then keeping him there.”

    tee·to·tal·er>Trump is not acting like late-stage Richard Nixon — yet. The latter raged and wandered about the White House in a drunken state during the climax of the Watergate impeachment scandal.”

    “the ways that Trump’s malignant narcissism manifests itself through sadistic pleasure, which may even be sexual in nature. Gartner also considers what will happen to Trump’s followers and their “fascist fever” when Trump is eventually no longer president of the United States.
    “Trump is a malignant narcissist. Erich Fromm, the noted psychoanalyst who studied Nazi Germany — and the person who introduced the diagnosis of “narcissism” — explained that in such personalities their grandiosity, their narcissism, their paranoia, conspiracy theories, sociopathy, criminal behavior and sadism all go into overdrive when they get power. Those traits are also inflamed when a narcissist is challenged or attacked.” – “I’m the chosen one.” – “Trump is the crisis. He is the 3 a.m. phone call.” – “Trump is incapable of feeling guilt, shame or remorse.” – “Trump experiences great pleasure from sadism.” – “Trump has really normalized deviance.”

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a29438336/trump-rally-minneapolis-ilhan-omar/

    READ ~IT~

  4. Joe Beaudoin November 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Many presidents have done poorly over the years and been criticized, and rightly so, but I think the label that should follow this administration into history will be “Abject Failure”

    • Anon November 18, 2019 at 9:08 am

      But, but the stock market! shout his supporters!

      • Anonymous November 19, 2019 at 10:48 am

        The president has as much control over the stock market as he does the price of gas.

    • Anonymous November 18, 2019 at 9:56 am

      That’s being nice.

  5. ABE? November 18, 2019 at 8:39 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjcIIxHspv0

    “what are they sa…y…ing?..”
    “Strong Hands”

    EXIT – STAGE RIGHT NOW…

  6. mike from iowa November 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Why would any allly believe drumpf?. He has made it clear he would not come to the defense of NATO allies, even though we are required by treaty to do just that. Remove this POS from public and lock him away in a federal prison for mentally ill, run by Muslims and other immigrants. Karma/Kismet will be a bitch for the orange twitch.

  7. Anonymous November 18, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwZRLTlXGxw

    Dan Rather
    The Story Behind “Fortunate Son” {aka Cadet Bone Spurs}

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWijx_AgPiA

    official music video for “Fortunate Son,” in celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary.

  8. Anonymous November 18, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Would a world leader that trump has not extorted please stand up? no not you putin, anyone else, no one?

  9. nanna November 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    There have to be at least a dozen more countries- the orange turd doesn’t know any other way.

  10. Anonymous November 19, 2019 at 10:47 am

    If they’re smart, they’ll wait until Jan 22, 2021 to start negotiations on a new contract…with a new administration.

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