"So when you have a massively wealthy countries that have very low military costs because the United States subsidizes them. So they take advantage of US on military. They could easily pay us the full amount. And they also take advantage of us on trade. So when I speak up I mean, that's why I got elected. Issues like that. Issues like the border. And it would be so easy not to do anything when they say I'm not popular in Europe. I shouldn't be popular in Europe. I was popular in Europe I wouldn't be doing my job. Because I want Europe to pay. Germany pays 1 percent. They should be paying 4 percent. They're paying 1 percent. They should be paying even more than that. Other countries pay a small percentage of what they should be paying. So, you know, when I say I'm sorry folks, you have to pay up. I shouldn't be popular with Europe. They do a poll. I was at 88 percent. And now I'm at, you know, very low number. In Europe! I don't care about Europe. I'm not elected by Europeans I'm elected by Americans."
U.S. President Donald Trump said he shouldn't be popular in Europe, and if he was, he wouldn't be doing his job. Trump, at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, said that he's asked European nations to pay their fair share of military bills, and this has led to his unpopularity. He also added that European leaders are surprised that nobody asked them to pick up a higher share of military costs previously.