Libertarian Congressman Blasts Trump for ‘Selling Troops’ to Country Who Helped Carry Out 9/11
Free Thought Project
During President Donald Trump’s interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Friday, the commander in chief boasted about using U.S. military troops as bargaining chips across the planet by quite literally selling them. Naturally, anyone who is paying attention came out raging against it, including yours truly.
“Listen, you’re a very rich country,” he told Saudi officials, Trump recounted on Fox News. “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.”
Reread that statement if you need to. “I’m going to send them to you, but you’ve got to pay us” directly refers to the act of selling our troops. He then says he’s already gotten paid for it! There is absolutely nothing in the constitution to which both Trump and I swore an oath to uphold that says anything about selling troops to countries who give us money. This is not foreign aid, this is transforming the military into a group of mercenaries that can be traded by powerful countries. This is not only unconstitutional, but it’s a disgrace and one of the most egregious moves ever made by a president.
Trump also told Ingraham that both Saudi Arabia and South Korea have already deposited money into a “bank account” in exchange for more U.S. troops. Exactly who this supposed “bank account” belongs to, Trump did not elaborate.