Washington Free Beacon: Trump Affirms NATO Support: ‘Absolutely I’d Be Committed to Article Five’
President Donald Trump on Friday affirmed the United States' support for Article Five of the NATO agreement, which commits treaty members to mutual defense in the case of an attack on one.
"Do you think the U.S. should act under Article Five if any of these countries will be under military aggression?" a reporter asked Trump at a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.
Romania is a member of NATO.
"I'm committing the United States to Article Five, and certainly we are there to protect," Trump said. "And that is one of the 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."
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WNU Editor: I found this story (since the beginning) that President Trump would not respect NATO's article Five and thereby abandoning NATO to be one of the most idiotic out there. I know that this fed into the media narrative on how they view Trump, and why they are afraid of him .... as well as those who oppose him in Europe and elsewhere. But the idea that President Trump would not respect this treaty commitment even though he is committed to a military buildup that would only help NATO .... this tells me more on what these people are thinking about and how they see President Trump than on what President Trump may (or may not) decide to say publicly.
Update: It figures .... just watched a panel on a Canadian 24 hour news channel wondering if he meant what he said.
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