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Germans Want Donald Trump to Pull US Troops Out of Germany, Poll Finds

Soldiers listen in front of an U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet during a briefing in a hangar at the U.S. Spangdahlem Air base, Germany. PHOTO: Independent/Reuters

US president has said American military spending to protect Europe is not sustainable

By Jon Stone | 11 July 2018

INDEPENDENT — Germans would actually welcome the withdrawal of American troops stationed in their country, a new poll has found – as Donald Trump threatens to pull the plug on military support.

The finding comes on the first day of a Nato summit in which the US president is urging Europe to spend more on defense if it wants to continue to receive American military protection.

But far from being seen as a threat, a YouGov poll for the dpa news agency found that more Germans would welcome the departure of the 35,000-strong American force than would oppose it. […]

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