WIf Donald Trump were just a pensioner babbling to himself while fishing in Florida, then you could say: Oh God, that Trump. But this man is on his way back to the White House. His re-entry would also have consequences for Europe that one does not want to imagine, but must. Of course, painting is not enough. Germany must finally prepare rigorously for the fact that the backbone of its security could break away from military attacks and political blackmail.

This backbone consists primarily of the commitment of the superpower America, enshrined in the NATO treaty, to view an attack on an ally as an attack on itself and to act accordingly. No other ally of Germany has as great military power as the USA; No one else is putting up the protective umbrella of deterrence with nuclear weapons over Germany.