Trump's incendiary NATO remarks send very real shudders through Europe
Trumps incendiary NATO remarks send very real shudders through Europe
Analysis by Nick Paton Walsh, CNN
6 minute read
Published 8:37 AM EST, Mon February 12, 2024
London (CNN) Remarks by Donald Trump normally reverberate in an echo chamber of his own creation, a sort of vacuum that often strips them of any consequence globally. It is white noise, one might think rhetoric designed to project strength and the rejection of the status-quo, rather than an expression of any actual policy. It is just Trump being Trump.
But when the former president suggested on Saturday that he would let Russia do whatever the hell they want to any NATO member that doesnt meet spending guidelines, the impact was acute.
He recalled what he said was a conversation with a large NATO ally it was unclear who he was referring to or when the conversation took place which, according to his telling, had declined to spend the 2% recommended equivalent of their GDP on defense, but nevertheless wanted assurances from the US that they would be protected if Russia attacked. Trump said he would not give such an assurance, as the ally was delinquent, and Russian President Vladimir Putin should feel free to have his way.
Trumps opinion of NATO has been known for years he thinks it is the epitome of everything he despises about of Americas allies, taking advantage of US strength without giving anything in return: a store loyalty club in which you get points without proportionate spending.
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Did Tucker return with new instructions?
However, with TSF's increasing mental collapse, he can't hide anything anymore, can't remember his lies, it's all out there even more unfiltered.
Finally gets through to at least some of those who have been minimalizing trump's Insanity.
...and of course the fact-checkers already verify that Trump lies and lies frequently.
He treated the aspirational 2% of GDP goal as membership dues.
Next time around, they will be protection payments.
In office, he tried to shake down Ukraine and suggested
doing the same with allies in Asia. Now he is openly
since ww2. along comes this idiot and wrecks everything . and biden/harris has done a great job. now thie idiot has done it again . he only thinks of himself and no one else .
so something has to be done to stop this megaphone.
He is not king. He is not president.
did they pay their NATO bill? Oh wait . . .
to declare the USA as harboring TBFM (Terrorists Bad For Humanity) and send in their own covert operation, say a Norwegian Seal Team 6, to 'deal with' the head bad guy honcho mafia boss, Trump.
Good plot for a future movie, but reality says it can't happen.
I have an overactive imagination. Can't help it, I'm cursed with it!
Now excuse me . . . got to find my Olivetti typewriter and paper, and write the novel on this very topic.
Bound to make me rich, some movie studio will buy it as the basis for a script!
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I am so glad that President Biden is calling TFG out for this act of treason