Trump unequivocally pledges to protect NATO from Russia — but there’s a catch

At a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, US President Donald Trump affirmed his commitment to protecting NATO allies against possible Russian military incursions and made it clear that his problem with NATO is purely monetary.

Asked directly if Trump would answer a call from NATO on Article 5, the clause of the treaty that states that an attack on one NATO state should be responded to as an attack on all NATO states, Trump said “yes, absolutely.”

“I have committed, but I am committing the US to Article 5,” said Trump.

“Certainly we are there to protect, that’s one of there reasons I want people to make sure we have a very very strong force by paying the kind of money necessary to have that force.”

Source: Trump unequivocally pledges to protect NATO from Russia — but there’s a catch

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