Here’s something on Donald Trump from someone who has worked closely with him. Contrary to his public image, Trump closely listens to what his advisers tell him. He will ask any question and is not satisfied until he gets what he’s looking for. His criticism of NATO members not paying for their security was based on facts. Germany, which makes up 40 per cent of Europe’s GDP, has a military budget which is less than the rise in U.S. defence spending in recent years. Although NATO was formed in 1949 to keep Russia out, America in and Germany down, in Trump’s view times have changed, Germany is not a threat to world peace and must pay for its security.