Right? Well, not really.
And it’s because of you, Germany. Not the Orange Man.
The German trade surpluses remain. And remain they will.
The promised German defense spending levels for NATO have still not been met – nor do the Germans have any intention of ever meeting them.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Germany’s going it alone with Russia (going it alone – Alleingänge – is something Germans regularly swear up and down they will never ever do again), will still not be accepted by the United States – or from most of Europe, for that matter.
Dollar signs in German eyes make it overly eager to allow Iran to do anything it wants to continue it’s nuclear program (a country openly calling for the destruction of Israel).
Germany forced the European Union to complete an investment deal with China – Germany’s largest trading partner – without even bothering to consult the incoming American administration. Nor does it share everyone else’s concern about allowing Huawei to provide the German 5G network.
To name just a few.
How did someone once put it?
“The Germans are very, very bad.”