NATO has been strengthened under President Biden’s leadership, with the country now being more vital than ever before, according to White House spokesman Andrew Bates. The United States nationalism, global stability, and domestic economy are all thanks to Biden’s experienced leadership. While Trump did not take any real steps against NATO while he was in office, there is concern that if he is re-elected, he could damage the core of the alliance and encourage Russian President Vladimir Putin to try military moves against his neighbors.
In response to this fear, European countries have called for the strengthening of the military dimension of the European Union as a backup in case of loss of American support. Meanwhile, Congress has passed legislation that states that a president cannot order a withdrawal from NATO without a two-thirds majority in the Senate. However, commentators have warned that this may not be enough to prevent the US from reducing or completely stopping its commitment to NATO.
At a rally, Trump also came out against foreign aid budget proposals currently being debated in Congress, including $14.1 billion in security aid to Israel and $60.1 billion to Ukraine. Republicans continue to block the approval of aid on these grounds despite a bipartisan proposal designed to address illegal immigration at the Mexican border having been drawn up in the Senate.
Trump’s tweet on Network X defended Michael Flynn’s character and accused his critics of disrespecting the sacrifices of military families. Flynn had been stationed overseas and had served as Trump’s national security adviser before being fired over his contact with Russia during the presidential campaign.