US President Donald Trump told the supporters at a rally in Florida that he was not going to defend NATO Countries who have been aggressive Towards Russia, especially those for example, NATO countries that "do not pay" for their presence in the alliance.
According to Trump, he bluntly stated during his visit to NATO this year that the countries of the alliance "must pay". Otherwise, according to him, they have nothing to do in the organization.
"I hinted to them that if you do not pay, you will not be here, and I was criticized for that in the press, they said that Donald Trump is rude to our allies, so they are rude to us if they do not pay! we have a country that does not pay, then this country begins to flirt with anyone - with Russia? The country does not pay, it becomes aggressive, and we find ourselves in the Third World War for some country that does not even pay, "- Trump said.
The US President also described his conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from which he sought to increase the appropriations for NATO.
"After all, we defend them, we have 40,000 soldiers in Germany, no one knows about this, I tell her:" Give us a little. "She says:" Donald, the German people will not like it. "And I say:" You know, what? The American people do not like it, "Trump said.
The United States provides the lion's share of the NATO budget. Trump repeatedly criticized the alliance and demanded that the Allies pay more for their safety. Prior to the election, the Republican candidate called NATO "an outdated" organization, although after winning the election he has changed this opinion.