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Trump Keeps Boasting That the Rest of the World Pays for His Priorities

  • Poland to pay for base for U.S. soldiers; Mexico for migrants
  • President sees U.S. as a ‘piggy bank’ that was exploited
U.S. soldiers march in Zagan, Poland. 

U.S. soldiers march in Zagan, Poland. 

Photographer: Natalia Dobryszycka/AFP via Getty Images

Whether it’s an immigration deal with Mexico, a new base for U.S. soldiers in Poland or tariffs on Chinese imports, what’s important to Donald Trump is that some other country will pay the bill.

The U.S. president has repeatedly boasted this month that the costs of various agreements he’s struck will either be born by foreigners or will be dramatically less expensive for taxpayers than expected -- all thanks to his leadership.