25 June 2024
Mr. Trump can withdraw the US from NATO if he returns to the White House 0

Mr. Trump can withdraw the US from NATO if he returns to the White House 0

(Dan Tri) - Donald Trump's former advisors warn that the former president may withdraw the US from NATO if he wins this year's election.

(Dan Tri) – Donald Trump’s former advisors warn that the former president may withdraw the US from NATO if he wins this year’s election.

Former US President Donald Trump (bottom row, second from right) and leaders of NATO member countries at the 2018 conference (Photo: Getty).

In the book `The Return of the Great Powers`, scheduled to be published on March 12, a former senior US official who served at high levels in both the administrations of former President Donald Trump and President Joe

`NATO will be in real danger. I think he will try to withdraw the US (from NATO),` said Mr. John Bolton, Mr. Trump’s former national security advisor.

Retired General John Kelly, who served as White House chief of staff under Mr. Trump, said that Mr. Trump’s dissatisfaction with US security commitments also extends to mutual defense agreements with South Korea.

`The problem is that he sees absolutely no benefit in NATO. He is firmly opposed to maintaining troops in South Korea, which is a deterrent force, or maintaining troops in Japan, which is also a

`He thinks (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and (North Korean leader) Kim (Jong-un) are fine and we’ve pushed North Korea into a corner. To him, it’s like we’re challenging

In the book, senior members of the US administration also believe that Mr. Trump came close to withdrawing the United States from the NATO alliance, which is an important foundation of Western security against Russia, during his first term.

`The Democratic Party and the media seem to have forgotten that we had four years of peace and prosperity under President Trump, but Europe witnessed death and destruction under Obama – Biden and now

`President Trump convinced our allies to increase spending on NATO by asking them to pay, but Joe Biden let them take advantage of American taxpayers. When you don’t pay for defense,

All 31 NATO members agree on the goal of spending at least 2% of GDP on defense, but NATO estimates show that only 11 members spend this amount.

Many former officials in the Trump administration also issued warnings against Ukraine.

Last month, Mr. Thierry Breton, Commissioner of the European Internal Market, said Mr. Trump had told European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in January 2020 that the US would not support if Europe was attacked.

At that time, Mr. Trump also said: `NATO is dead, we will withdraw from NATO. You still owe us $400 billion because you did not pay the necessary amounts for defense, especially Germany.`

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