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Trump Shoots Down NATO Article 5 Fears

The concern that he wouldn't honor commitments was always overblown, but he reiterates his support for NATO.

National Security Desk · Jun. 12, 2017

In May, Donald Trump boldly warned, “NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations, for 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defense. This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States.” The natural response from the fake media was to float fake speculation over Trump’s devotion to Article 5. As defined on NATO’s website, “Article 5 provides that if a NATO Ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked.”

Well, any speculation that Trump would hypothetically ignore Article 5 was put to rest late last week when he stated: “I’m committing the United States to Article 5 and certainly we are there to protect. And that’s one of the reasons that I want people to make sure we have a very, very strong force by paying the kind of money necessary to have that force.” Just like that, yet another leftist narrative goes down in flames. We’ve explained before why concern over Article 5 was pointless given Trump’s vocal support of it at a 9/11 memorial event. Unsurprisingly, the media failed to connect the dots. What Trump advocates is a NATO course correction, but that doesn’t mean he has any intention of letting thugs bully our allies. Just another example of the media generating news instead of reporting it.

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