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Sun Feb 18, 2024, 03:52 PM Feb 18

Graham responds to Trump NATO comments: 'If you don't pay you get kicked out' [View all]

Source: The Hill

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) responded to former President Trump’s recent comments on NATO, saying that he supports the former president’s calls to get members of the alliance to contribute what would be considered their fair share.

In recent days, Trump has doubled down on comments in which he claimed to have told a foreign leader while he was in office that if their country didn’t contribute enough to NATO, then Russia can “do whatever the hell they want.” Graham said that he supports members of NATO paying a fair share to the alliance during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“I want to have a system where if you don’t pay, you get kicked out. But no, I’m not inviting Russia to invade Ukraine,” Graham said Sunday. “President Trump is right to want NATO nations to meet their obligation of 2 percent.”

“We need to turn it into an obligation that means something. I’m a big fan of NATO, but there’s $70-80 billion left on the table. If you’re in NATO, pay the 2 percent,” he said.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/graham-responds-trump-nato-comments-163600769.html

Lindsey, you butt licking creep, you know it's not a pool of money but a commitment by NATO countries to spend 2% of their GDP on the military. Trump is trying to impress his hero Putin and you're trying to impress Trump.
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I don't know how he can pull his lips away from Trump's taint long enough Ocelot II Feb 18 #1
Sad commentary on Republicans Roy Rolling Feb 18 #23
It's my understanding that other NATO members TexasBushwhacker Feb 18 #2
Expect NATO (and US) operations to increase....on all fronts. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 19 #26
What a dumba$$ /nt slightlv Feb 18 #3
My wish liberalgunwilltravel Feb 18 #4
If not paying... liberalgunwilltravel Feb 18 #5
From what I uderstand nobody pays dues it doc03 Feb 18 #6
You understand it, and I understand it, and anyone with half a brain understands it, LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 19 #34
This message was self-deleted by its author LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 19 #35
Hey (Wealthy) Lindsey, 3825-87867 Feb 18 #7
Lindsey don't need no signed treaty. He will just make new rules as he slithers. BootinUp Feb 18 #8
Hey Flimsy! nickster48 Feb 18 #9
So he's a tfg-worshiper AND ignorant ?? This is surprising HOW exactly ?? nt eppur_se_muova Feb 18 #10
Lindsey Graham: Reigning world champion in Twister Kennah Feb 18 #11
Oh Lindsey, it's time to hang it up RussBLib Feb 18 #12
It's weird that Republicans don't seem to understand how NATO works. nt Gore1FL Feb 18 #13
If I ever saw him in person I would say things that aren't nice. Use your wildest imagination and add to it. twodogsbarking Feb 18 #14
"I want to have a system where if you don't pay, you get kicked out." pecosbob Feb 18 #15
If McCain was still alive, maybe he's slap this lickspittle lackey a few times Evolve Dammit Feb 18 #16
Everything for Trump. Wasnt this guy in the military? The Third Doctor Feb 18 #17
That little cocksucker Blue Idaho Feb 18 #18
Graham Cracker strikes again. twodogsbarking Feb 18 #19
He's just pathetic. evolves Feb 18 #20
And very good at it. twodogsbarking Feb 19 #32
Lindsey is now wearing new shoes while he services Trump's mushroom BlueNIndiana Feb 18 #21
Gosh, what statesmanship! PatrickforB Feb 18 #22
Trump is known to extort US allies, but this sounds like one of his fictional "Sir" stories. Is there confirmation? Marcuse Feb 18 #24
It just seems really moblike, cheap and tawdry mahina Feb 19 #25
I suspect there should be more in contributions, but now is not the time to start that junk. Silent Type Feb 19 #27
I remember Lindsey Graham. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 19 #28
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin .... Upthevibe Feb 19 #29
He's not President Trump, you pathetic little dickweed. NBachers Feb 19 #30
Our very own Manchurian senator out to divine and portend* what will make "Fearless Leader" happy. jaxexpat Feb 19 #31
Pretty rich coming from Trump, the original "Stiffer-in-Chief" RSherman Feb 19 #33
He's too chickenshit to correct Trump in public about what the 2%.number is. GoodRaisin Feb 19 #36
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