People here are outraged by these words. And I’m not surprised that Poles are full of fears, said Senator Jeanne Shaheen in an interview with Marcin Wrona, the correspondent of “Fakty” TVN in Washington, commenting on Donald Trump’s words about Russia and NATO. Independent senator Angus King admitted that “it was probably the most shocking speech he had ever heard.” In turn, Senator Eric Schmitt stated that “in the state of Missouri, which I represent, people are shocked that American taxpayers have to subsidize NATO on such a scale.”
Former US President Donald Trump said at a rally on Saturdaythat he would “encourage” Russiato “do whatever she pleases” with NATO countriesthat “don’t pay”, i.e. spend less than 2 percent of GDP on defense. “I wouldn’t defend such a country,” Trump declared. The statement was criticized by, among others, White House
Senator Shaheen: I’m not surprised that Poles are full of fear
Words from the candidate for the Republican nomination in the coming days elections Representatives of the US Senate commented on Trump’s presidential elections in an interview with the correspondent of “Fakty” in Washington TVN, Marcin Wrona.
Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, a representative of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said that “people here are outraged by these words.” – And I’m not surprised that Poles are full of fear. I want my Republican colleagues to respond to Donald Trump that they do not support his words. We should remain united towards our obligation under Article 5 (of the North Atlantic Treaty – ed.), she said.
Senator King: Trump is basically telling Putin that it doesn’t matter what the other guy does
Angus King, an independent senator from Maine, also commented on Trump’s words.
– This is probably the most shocking speech I have ever heard in my life. This comes from a former president and presidential candidate. With these words, he undermines the entire idea of the alliance and its deterrent potential. This provokes aggression, he said.
– As a rule, we should prevent aggression, and this position destroys these intentions. Basically, Trump is telling Putin that it doesn’t matter what the other one does. Meanwhile, this man has territorial ambitions and has been communicating this since 2005. He emphasizes that the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Union. He wants to push forward. Ukraine This is just the beginning, not the end of his ambitions, he said.
“Mr. Senator, what you are saying is not true”
Republican Senator Eric Schmitt from Missouri tried to convince journalists that no NATO country in Europe devotes two percent of GDP to defense.
– Mr. Senator, what you say is not true, that none of the NATO members pays two percent of their GDP on defense – Marcin Wrona pointed out to him. – In Poland we pay four percent. All countries on the eastern flank pay more than two percent. What Donald Trump said shocked everyone in our area, he explained.
– I will tell you that in the state of Missouri, which I represent, people are shocked that American taxpayers have to subsidize NATO on such a scale – Schmitt replied. – I heard a comment from a high-ranking politician from Poland about the debate we are having here. I would prefer this effort to be put into persuading other member states to increase spending, he added.
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