Last week Donald Trump appeared on Fox News. During an interview with Fox host Laura Ingraham. Trump spoke about his “positive” relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Trump bragged during the interview about how he has literally sold U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia.
“Saudi Arabia is paying us for [our troops]. We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Trump bragged “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.”
Rep. Justin Amash, who was a Republican, but because he could no longer support Trump left the Republican party and is now an Independent, responded to Trump’s statements on Twitter. Amash shared a video clip of Trump’s statements and added: “He sells troops.”
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
Trump continued to discuss his deal with leaders in Saudi Arabia and made it clear that U.S. troops there are literally 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.’”
One must wonder how the U.S. troops that signed up to protect their country feel about being sold to a foreign country. Someone should also ask Trump whose account that $1 billion was deposited into.
Rep. Amash has been a critic of Trump’s since he took office. He voted in support of impeachment. Back in October he appeared on “Meet the Press” and stated that the way Donald Trump is using U.S. troops breaks the campaign promise he made to bring them home.
“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,” Amash stated.