The White House was quick to condemn these things. “Thanks to President Biden’s experienced leadership, NATO is now the largest and most vital it has ever been,” said spokesman Andrew Bates. American nationalism, global stability and our domestic economy.”
While still president, Trump demanded that NATO countries meet the obligation of allocating at least two percent of their GDP for a defense budget and accused member states of taking advantage of American defense and US taxpayers’ money.
Although he did not take any real steps against NATO while he was in the White House, the fear is that if Trump is re-elected, he could damage the core of the alliance and encourage Russian President Vladimir Putin to try military moves against his neighbors. Because of this, European countries have called for strengthening the dimension the military of the European Union independently, as a backup in case of loss of American support.
At the same time, Congress in December approved a section of the defense budget that states that a president cannot order a withdrawal from NATO without a two-thirds majority in the Senate, but commentators have warned that this may not be enough. “It is important that Congress overwhelmingly supports American membership in NATO and that is welcome, but This does not prevent the US from reducing, if not completely stopping, its commitment to NATO,” said Ivo Daehler, who was the US ambassador to NATO under President Barack Obama.
During the rally, Trump also came out against the foreign aid budget proposal currently being debated in Congress, which also includes $14.1 billion in security aid to Israel and $60.1 billion to Ukraine. At Trump’s direction, Republicans continue to block the approval of aid on the grounds that they want the Biden administration to toughen measures against illegal immigration at the Mexican border, even though a bipartisan proposal designed to address the issue has been drawn up in the Senate.
“Michael is stationed to serve our country, something you understand nothing about,” she defied in a tweet on Network X. “Someone who continues to disrespect the sacrifices of the families of military personnel has no ability to be the commander-in-chief.”