Trump Sparks “Wave Of Alarm” Across Europe After Warning US May Not Help NATO Members

from Zero Hedge

Having entertained America for the past three days, overnight Donald Trump’s rhetoric crossed the Atlantic and as the FT puts it, “has sparked a wave of alarm across Europe” as well as calls for solidarity from the head of NATO after warning that the US might not come to the defense of an alliance ally under attack from Russia if that country had not fulfilled its obligations to America.

[…] The Trump statement in question that has provoked dread across Europe’s NATO member states, came from the following NYT interview, excerpted below, in which the presidential candidate was asked whether he would defend the Baltic states in the face of Russian aggression if he were president. “If they fulfil their obligations to us, the answer is yes,” Mr Trump said.

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