Trump Unleashes His Doubts On NATO: 'We Don't Get So Much Out Of It'

The former president explained what he doesn't "believe" about the military alliance he once called "obsolete."
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Donald Trump declared that he doesn’t believe NATO would “be there” for the U.S. if the country were to be attacked.

At a Las Vegas rally on Saturday, the former president knocked Joe Biden’s push for a bipartisan Senate deal on border security that’s linked to Ukraine aid, claiming that it’s designed to “continue the invasion of America while sending billions of dollars” to other countries, according to a report from The Nevada Independent.

He went on to claim that the U.S. has provided ”$200 billion-plus” to Ukraine while European nations “are in for $20 billion,” disregarding the facts on aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in February 2022.

“We’re spending – we’re paying for NATO and we don’t get so much out of it,” said the Republican Party front-runner, who once called NATO “obsolete” and has campaigned on finishing “the process” of reevaluating the purpose and mission of NATO.

“And you know, I hate to tell you this about NATO – if we ever needed their help, let’s say we were attacked, I don’t believe they’d be there,” trump continued. “I don’t believe. I know the people. I know them. I can tell you country by country who would be there and who – but I don’t believe they’d be there.”

Journalist Aaron Rupar, who shared a clip of Trump’s remarks on X, formerly Twitter, pointed out that NATO invoked Article 5 in its founding treaty for the first time following the 9/11 attacks. The article describes an “armed attack against one” member as an attack against them all.

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