“Any attack on NATO will be met with a united and forceful response,” Stoltenberg said in a statement. NATO has a target that each member country spends a minimum of 2% of gross domestic product on defense, and most countries are not meeting that target. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who has endorsed Trump, said Sunday he had “zero concerns” about the former president’s NATO comments. As president, Trump privately threatened multiple times to withdraw the United States from NATO, according to The New York Times. Trump has described NATO as “obsolete” and has aligned himself with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who wants to weaken the alliance.
Source: CNN February 11, 2024 20:15 UTC