Published 11 February 2024 at 12.34
Foreign. With Donald Trump as president of the United States, the superpower will not defend NATO countries that do not spend the agreed two percent of GDP on their defense, in the event of a Russian attack.
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The statement was made by the presidential candidate himself during a rally in North Carolina.
During the meeting, Trump repeated his stance from his meeting with NATO leaders in Europe in 2016, where he said that the U.S. will not defend a NATO country that does not meet the spending requirements of the alliance.
Donald Trump sharpened his stance in North Carolina at the same time as Republicans in the Senate rejected a new aid package for Ukraine.