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riversedge

(69,347 posts)
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:12 PM Feb 11

NATO leader says Trump puts allies at risk by saying Russia can 'do whatever the hell they want'

Source: AP


By VANESSA GERA and LORNE COOK
Updated 4:40 PM CST, February 11, 2024


WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of the NATO military alliance warned Sunday that Donald Trump was putting the safety of U.S. troops and their allies at risk after the Republican presidential front-runner said Russia should be able to do “whatever the hell they want” to NATO members who don’t meet their defense spending targets.

“Any suggestion that allies will not defend each other undermines all of our security, including that of the U.S., and puts American and European soldiers at increased risk,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement.

Speaking Saturday at a rally in Conway, South Carolina, Trump recalled how as president he told an unidentified NATO member that he would “encourage” Russia to do as it wishes in cases of NATO allies who are “delinquent.”


“‘You didn’t pay? You’re delinquent?’” Trump recounted saying. “‘No I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You gotta pay. You gotta pay your bills.’”.................

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/europe-trump-nato-277d1b30ba6fd0ee37ca626c59ab05ed?utm_source=pocket-newtab-en-us



Yup-Mr Trumpy--you have to pay your bills.





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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a Get Out The Vote rally at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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orangecrush

(19,007 posts)
5. Damaging our national security
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 11:53 PM
Feb 11

Even when he is not in the white house, with his mouth.

I pray for a TIMELY conviction.

eppur_se_muova

(36,199 posts)
7. WHY is a university hosting this political rally ? Tfg HATES educated people.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:06 AM
Feb 12

I don't know what the reputation of Coastal Carolina is, but I don't think I'll be recommending anyone apply there.

DemMedic

(80 posts)
8. My wife believes
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:08 AM
Feb 12

and I agree that if the mango messiah gets back in that our allies may not want to deal with us at least on a large scale while he's in office.

Novara

(5,637 posts)
9. Interesting that he kisses Putin's ass shortly after Fucker Carlson interviewed Putin, who thinks ...
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:18 AM
Feb 12

... Ukraine belongs to Russia so he's trying to take it by force.

Call and response?

Stuart G

(38,251 posts)
15. K and R. This one will ruin his show. Trump doesn't know this. He is much too stupid to know this.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:34 PM
Feb 12

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He has just politically killed himself.

He will have to take this comment back, but Trump says what he wants to say.
................... .....'Not capable of being President of the U. S."

...................... "Russia can do whatever the hell they want." ...DONALD TRUMP DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE....says Stu

......................He has to take it back, or change the tune ...
......................Still too late......The destruction is complete, It will take time to get around...(AND IT WILL)

......................My guess is that he will find some way to take this statement back on Tuesday, tomorrow.
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