Watch John Kelly’s Reaction When Trump Humiliates The Country By Slamming Germany
President Trump is in Brussels for the NATO summit today. He kicked off the summit by unleashing insults on America’s allies and on the alliance as a whole. Before the official start of the NATO summit, Trump joined other leaders for breakfast. As cameras rolled and the table sat in front of glasses of orange juice, Trump went on a tirade.
Seated two seats to the president’s right was White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly. During the president’s tantrum, Kelly’s discomfort can be seen. He visibly shifts in his seat, fidgeting as the country he serves is humiliated by the behavior of the president who is his boss.
Trump’s breakfast tirade took particular aim at Germany. The president claimed that Germany is “totally controlled by Russia.” He said that Germany is “a captive of Russia” because of a natural gas pipeline between the two countries.
Trump also railed against NATO allies who he claimed are “delinquent” in supporting NATO financially. Of course, that is a mischaracterization of the alliance. The United States does not pay into NATO and neither do other member nations. Instead, all nations agreed to dedicate 2% of their individual GDP for defense spending in their own nation. The countries are expected to accomplish this measure by 2024.
John Kelly has been increasingly sidelined within the administration. He, like other officials, is expected to leave the administration promptly. While other officials sat loyally as the president displayed his own idiocy, Kelly could not.
This is not the first time Kelly has experienced a Trump tantrum. Like the adult in the room, the president and other White House officials try to intentionally exclude Kelly as his position in the administration continues to diminish. According to Vanity Fair, referring to administration officials, “They’ve basically stopped telling Kelly when meetings are. People leave him off the calendar.” The administration official continued, “When he finds out, he storms into the room and is like, ‘What’s going on?’”
"Germany is totally controlled by Russia," Pres. Trump tells NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg as they sit down together for bilateral breakfast ahead of Brussels summit. https://t.co/CmyplgrxzN pic.twitter.com/6RnFk8Drgs
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