President Donald Trump boasted about Saudi Arabia paying $1 billion to America, for hiring the US troops.
Trump doesn't care for a human being outside of himself so it's not entirely surprising that he's willing to sell the service and lives of American troops to the highest bidder. Not only did Trump state the services of the American troops was up for sale, he actually boasted about securing $1 billion from Saudi Arabia for the same. Conservative Congressman and former Republican Justin Amash slammed the President for his remarks and tweeted: He sells troops.
Trump’s Impeachable Offenses:— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) January 11, 2020
#200.) Trump claims Saudi Arabia deposited a billion dollars “in the bank” for US troops being sent. He then says South Korea is paying $500 million for US troops. This is illegal. American troops are not mercenaries for hirepic.twitter.com/FDGHDdzBDQ
Donald Trump made the comments during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Friday. Trump was boasting about his close relationship with Saudi Arabia on the show. “Saudi Arabia is paying us for [our troops]. We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia,” said Trump, a little more than a year after Saudi Arabia officials sanctioned the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “I said, listen, you’re a very rich country. You want more troops? I’m going to send them to you, but you’ve got to pay us. They’re paying us. They’ve already deposited $1 billion in the bank,” said Trump.
The US military is now a mercenary army for the country that sent the majority of hijackers to do 9/11.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 11, 2020
The President just confirmed that he looked at US troops as nothing more than a business opportunity. To him, the US troops are nothing more than mercenaries who can be hired by the highest bidder. It' surprising there hasn't been a bigger uproar over Trump's claim that the US has already pocketed $1 billion in exchange for services of troops. Trump continued, talking about U.S. troops as mercenaries. “We are going to help them, but these rich countries have to pay for it. South Korea gave us $500 million… I said, ‘You gotta help us along. We have 32,000 soldiers in South Korea protecting you from North Korea. You’ve gotta pay.'”
Justin Amash hit out at the President for his remarks. "There are people who support the president, who believe things he says, but it’s pretty clear he’s not bringing home the troops. He’s just moving them to other parts of the Middle East,” said Amash. “He’s moving troops back into Iraq, he’s moving other troops into Saudi Arabia and using our forces almost as mercenaries, paid mercenaries who are going to come in, as long as Saudi Arabia pays us some money, it’s good to go.”
He sells troops.— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 11, 2020
“We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia—I said, listen, you’re a very rich country. You want more troops? I’m going to send them to you, but you’ve got to pay us. They’re paying us. They’ve already deposited $1B in the bank.” pic.twitter.com/rc1f7heyCP
Amash had resigned from the GOP citing partisanship. "In recent years, though, I've become disenchanted with party politics and frightened by what I see from it," he wrote. "The two-party system has evolved into an existential threat to American principles and institutions," wrote Amash in a Washington Post Op-ed.
Bernie Sanders slammed the President for inciting war against Iran. "I will do everything that I can to stop a war with Iran that I think will be a disaster. I know that it is rarely the children of the billionaire class who face the agony of reckless foreign policy. It is the children of working families. As we all remember, Trump promised to end endless wars. Tragically, his actions now put us on the path to another war, potentially one that could be even worse than before,” Sanders said.