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11. I am guessing that the only reason he cares about NATO countries and money
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 11:39 PM
Feb 2024

is the money. He thinks if he is President he will be able to lay his hands on it.

That's not so. NATO has no dues. It commects no money. It has no slush funds or any other kind of funds.

The only monetary commitment that Narto requires from it members is that, if possible, their budget reserves 2% of their GDP each year for their military. Also, NATO is not stupid. They know that for some countries that isn't going to be possible. That does not mean they are "in arrears" - no country owes NATO so much as a roble. NATO will work with them on a case-by-case basis if there is a need to tweak the requirement.

I realize that, besides knowing nothing about money, Trump** has no clue what a consequence is. So of course he doesn't realize that treaties have consequences. He also doesn't realize that the U.S. President is not the boss of NATO. He doesn't realize that - farfetched though this may be - he could potentially get us kicked out of NATO. Heck, he may even be planning to make that a goal. It would savehim the troble of pulling us out.

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