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Justin Amash, the only Republican lawmaker to call for impeachment against President Donald Trump, erupted in new accusations against the US president.
Amash said Trump is selling US troops as mercenaries around the world.
He sells troops.
“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
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 11, 2020
The reason for this reaction was Amash Trump’s statement that Saudi Arabia generously pays the United States for the deployed troops.
“Saudi Arabia pays us for our troops. We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia. I said, listen, you are a very rich country. Do you want more troops? I’m going to send them to you, but you have to pay us. They pay us. They have already invested $ 1 billion in the bank, “Trump said during an interview with Laura Ingram on FoxTV.
It’s crude to pay the US directly to fight your wars for you, the socially accepted process is to fund thinktanks to convince them to https://t.co/B9f9RJaI3y
— Aris Roussinos (@arisroussinos) January 11, 2020
It’s not exactly clear what Trump meant, in what capacity or for what purpose Saudi Arabia could “contribute $ 1 billion to the bank” according to Trump’s request. And the question arises of which bank and under what purpose this payment occurred.
In the same interview, Trump went on to describe a similar quid pro quo scenario in a game with American troops stationed in South Korea.
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