President Joe Biden reversed former President Donald Trump’s stance on NATO during the NATO summit this week during a meeting with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, in Brussels on Monday.
“I just want all of Europe to know that the United States is there,” Biden said, referring to the “sacred obligation” of the country to the alliance. “The United States is there.”
The alliance is “critically important for U.S. interests in and of itself,” he also said.
In contrast, Trump repeatedly called NATO “obselete” before taking office because member countries weren’t paying their part and were failing to fight terror.
When they decided to pay more of a fair share, Trump changed his tune and said NATO was “no longer obsolete.”
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