Current and former European diplomats said there was a growing concern a second Trump presidency could mean an American retreat from the continent and a gutting of NATO. For 74 years the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been American most important military alliance. President of both parties have seen NATO as a force multiplier. Enhancing the influence of theUnited States by uniting countries of both sides of the Atlantic. In a vow to defend one another.
Donald Trump has made it clear that he see NATO as a drain on America resources by freeloaders. He has held that view for at least a quarter of a century. In his 2000 book, The “American we deserve”, Mr. Trump wrote that pulling back from Europe would save this country millions of dollars annually. As a president he repeatedly threatened United States withdrawal from the alliance.
Ye as he runs to regain the White House. His campaign website contains a single cryptic sentence. Thus we have to finish the process we begun under my administration of fundamentally re- evaluating NATO’s purpose and NATO’s mission. He and his team refuse to elaborate.