Donald Trump hits out at EU ARMY in BIZARRE Tweet - 'Didn't work out in WW1!'

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Donald Trump hits out at EU ARMY in BIZARRE Tweet - 'Didn't work out in WW1!'

Mr Trump has consistently hit out at EU nations such as Germany for failing to reach GDP military spending targets agreed by Nato and the US president in 2014.The US President said he would “go it alone” if Germany and other EU member states did not meet its 2 percent target by 2019. But in a fiery tweet, Mr Trump – an outspoken critic of the EU - confused Nato ambitions with WW1 and WWII history.

Mr Trump said a European military “didn’t work out too well’ during the world wars – even though there was never a united army and European nations were at war with each other.

Mr Trump tweeted: “The idea of a European Military didn’t work out too well in W.W. I or 2. But the U.S. was there for you, and always will be.

“All we ask is that you pay your fair share of NATO. Germany is paying 1% while the U.S. pays 4.3% of a much larger GDP - to protect Europe. Fairness!”

It is unclear whether Mr Trump was being sarcastic in tone or if he simply had his historical facts wrong.

One Twitter user reacted to MR Trump by pointing out: “With a "European Military" there wouldn't have been WW1 and WW2 at all.”

Another user wrote: “You REALLY need to brush up on your history, bruh.”

In June of this year, ministers from France, Germany, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Estonia, Spain and Portugal signed a letter of intent in Luxembourg, agreeing to the formation of an EU Army.

The army would be deployed in times of crisis – but Nato chiefs were worried that the army’s formation would see European countries distance themselves from the US.

Since 2007, the EU has had four multinational military “battle groups”. But the troops have never been deployed.

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