Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): Donald Trump, the candidate for the 2024 US presidential election, says that if he is re-elected as the US president, any member of the NATO alliance who is not willing to pay the costs of this alliance will be the tail of Russia's cannon. will leave and will not defend them in case of Russian attack.
Speaking to supporters in the US state of South Carolina on Saturday, Trump said he would encourage Russia to do "whatever it wants" with any NATO member country that fails to meet defense spending guidelines.
He said that when he insisted during his first term that all NATO members should pay for their defense and security, some members said, "Well, if we don't pay, are you still going to protect us?" "Of course not," I said. They did not believe my answer.
Trump added: "One of the presidents of a major NATO member country asked him at one point if the United States would still defend their country if Russia attacked them, even if they didn't pay.
It should be mentioned that Trump is currently the leading candidate of the Republicans in the intra-party elections. He is also facing heavy charges that may prevent him from reaching the White House for the second time.