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Reagan Warns against Trumpism in 1988: Beware Demagogues Who Declare Trade War against Our Friends

We should beware of the demagogues who are ready to declare a trade war against our friends — weakening our economy, our national security, and the entire free world — all while cynically waving the American flag.

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Russia Is Trying to ‘Flip’ Our Allies

“Russia is trying to flip Turkey. They’re trying to flip many of our allies. They want to destabilize the strongest defense alliance in the history of the world.”

— U.S. ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, in an interview on Fox News.

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Trump Handed Merkel a Bill for NATO

£300 billion

President Trump handed German chancellor Angela Merkel a bill — thought to be for more than £300bn — for money her country “owed” NATO for defending it when they met last week, the Times of London reports. The bill — handed over during private talks in Washington — was described as “outrageous” by one German minister. Said the minister: “The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations.”