Trump Claims That This Major Executive Act Is Now Obsolete

President-elect Donald Trump recently claimed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was obsolete for several reasons.

Trump claimed the pact was both out of date and ineffective because countries did not follow protocol as they were supposed to.

Breitbart News reported:

“I said a long time ago that NATO had problems,” Trump said during the interview with the Times of London and Germany’s Bild. “Number one, it was obsolete, because it was designed many, many years ago. Number two, the countries weren’t paying what they’re supposed to pay.”

Trump expanded on the latter point by claiming only five countries out of the twenty-two in the alliance were paying the dues they were supposed to pay.

Breitbart News reported:

Trump expanded on the latter point by explaining that “countries aren’t paying their fair share so we’re supposed to protect countries but a lot of these countries aren’t paying what they’re supposed to be paying, which I think is very unfair to the United States.”

Britain is one of those five countries, which is unsurprising, as Donald Trump is welcoming to a strong alliance with European superpowers.

Breitbart News reported:

Specifically, he said Britain was one of five countries “paying what they’re supposed to,” out of 22 members.

Trump nonetheless stressed that NATO is “very important to me,” and that he feels “very strongly toward Europe,” comments that appear to have been omitted from or dismissed by many reports on the interview by American and European media outlets

Liberal media outlets are clinging to Trump’s commentary not only on the obsolete nature of NATO but of Russian involvement as well.

Many leftist Twitter accounts are clinging to Russia’s words of commandment for Trump and his supposed stand against NATO, in the hopes it means Russia has some link to Trump.

Their fallacies are ignoring the fact that Trump very publicly and recently denounced Russia’s efforts against Syria.

Breitbart News reported:

Another part of Trump’s remarks quoted by very few outlets reporting the Times and Bild interview is his stern criticism of Russia’s intervention in Syria. Monday’s Twitter streams are filled with mockery of Trump as a Russian pawn or collaborator, because the Russians swiftly agreed with his description of NATO as “obsolete,” but he was quite tough on what they have been doing to Syria:

“Nah, I think it’s a very rough thing. It’s a very bad thing, we had a chance to do something when we had the line in the sand and it wasn’t — nothing happened. That was the only time — and now, it’s sort of very late. It’s too late. Now everything is over — at some point it will come to an end — but Aleppo was nasty. I mean when you see them shooting old ladies walking out of town — they can’t even walk and they’re shooting ’em — it almost looks like they’re shooting ’em for sport — ah no, that’s a terrible — that’s been a terrible situation. Aleppo has been such a terrible humanitarian situation.”

His criticisms against Russia were made in response to an interview question pertaining to the historical significance of NATO.

Essentially, the interview was confirming Trump’s understanding of the NATO pact.

Breitbart News reported:

He was responding to a question about whether he understands the historical importance of NATO to Europeans, and their continuing apprehension about Russia, when he described the alliance as “obsolete.” He was not saying there is no need for caution or defense against Russia; he was saying NATO, as currently constructed and funded, is not the ideal tool for the job.

Regardless of liberal media pushback and the fallacies they produce, Donald Trump seems to have a grasp on the most efficient way to protect our country, be it by staying with NATO or disbanding the organization.

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Do you feel like NATO is obsolete?

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