[size=18]US President Donald Trump has reiterated that Saudi Arabia should pay for the protection afforded by the United States.
"I think they can pay for our defense ," Trump said in a speech to a rally of his supporters inFlorida as part of a campaign to re-elect him as president in 2020. Trump said Saudi Arabia was a very rich country with nothing but money.
"There are a lot of countries that we defend, and it is not fair to pay a little price, but they will pay, they buy a large amount of equipment for 450 billion dollars from our country."
"We are defending many rich countries, they do not respect us, frankly when I ask them to do so and say no one has ever asked for it, they do not say it literally, they are smart, but you can feel it from their perspective."
Before that, Trump had told his audience in Wisconsin last month that he had contacted King Salman and told him, "King, we have spent a lot and we are defending you, you have a lot of money." "Why do you call me? No one has ever made such a call," Trump said. "That's because they were stupid."