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Trump on U.S. foreign policy: "It's not fair"

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 01:50

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes aim at U.S. foreign allies ahead of the Iowa caucus, saying U.S. foreign policy is ''not fair.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes aim at U.S. foreign allies ahead of the Iowa caucus, criticizing U.S. foreign policy saying, "It's not fair." "Saudi Arabia is making a billion dollars a day, and we protect them for nothing," Trump said. "We spend ten times more than any other country...we spend it all protecting other countries," he said. "In some cases, those countries are economic behemoths, like Germany, like Japan, like South Korea...and by the way, love the people of Germany, love the people of Japan, love the people of South Korea ...but we have 28,000 soldiers on our line, we have 28,000 think of it, we get like peanuts," he said. "We protect all these people, every time this mad man starts talking nuclear we immediately send our ships, I don't get it, they pay us nothing. They pay us peanuts compared to what it is costing us," he said. "So what are we doing it for?" "You know that we have a pact with Japan, that is Japan is attacked we have to go to war. We go to war right away. We are going to protect Japan, but if we are attacked, Japan doesn't have to do anything. It's just not fair. It is not even a question - not fair. It's not smart." "These Gulf states aren't putting up any money toward the migrants, and by the way they are not coming into this country." Trump's ground-breaking White House campaign faces a moment of truth on Monday when Iowa voters begin the nationwide process of choosing a new U.S. president, with polls showing him in a tight battle with Ted Cruz to be the Republican nominee. A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Iowa poll on Saturday showed 45 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers were still uncertain and could be persuaded to switch to another candidate. Iowans will begin choosing candidates at 7 p.m. CST, with results expected within a few hours. The caucuses will be the first time Trump, a real estate tycoon and former reality TV star, has put his political appeal to the test.

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Trump on U.S. foreign policy: "It's not fair"

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 01:50