NATO leader says Trump puts allies at risk by saying Russia can 'do whatever the hell they want'
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 dont 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 didnt pay? Youre 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..................
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Yup-Mr Trumpy--you have to pay your bills.
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)
Even when he is not in the white house, with his mouth.
I pray for a TIMELY conviction.
I don't know what the reputation of Coastal Carolina is, but I don't think I'll be recommending anyone apply there.
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.
... Ukraine belongs to Russia so he's trying to take it by force.
Call and response?
Last edited Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:47 PM - Edit history (2)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.