Donald trump in the event of his re-election in 2020 collapse of NATO, said the former Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden. In his view, trump “crazy and eccentric” President and knows nothing about foreign policy. This confirms the conclusion of the US military from the North of Syria, says Biden.
If the President of the United States Donald trump re-elected in the elections of 2020, NATO will cease to exist, said the former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden.
“I promise you, there will be no NATO. We all have real problems,” Biden said during the fourth round of debates among presidential candidates from the Democratic party. Thinking about the collapse of NATO at the trump, according to the politician, makes his criticism of the Alliance and the attitude of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
“Russia is trying to influence and to split NATO, and what does the President? He says, “I believe Vladimir Putin, I do not believe our intelligence,” said Biden.
It probably is a conflict between the trump and the intelligence community that occurred in the summer of 2018 after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Then trump at the joint with the head of the Russian Federation press conference, said he trusts the Russian leader that the “interference” of Russia in the Affairs of the United States was not during the election campaign of 2016.
In the USA these statements have caused indignation of the press and influential retirees, who stated that trump does not trust its own intelligence. While appointed to investigate the possible relations campaign trump of Russia and the former spectacular Robert Mueller during the many months of investigation found no conspiracy between the US President and his team with Moscow.
The former Vice President believes that trump is “eccentric and crazy” President who knows nothing about US foreign policy. As an example, rash actions trump Biden recalled the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the North of Syria — the us military left the area prior to the operation of Turkey, which is directed against the Kurds and terrorists.
According to Biden, the US army is in Syria to counter militants of the banned in Russia and some other countries, the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia).
“That’s why we first became involved in this and not lost the entire territory of the [Syrian President Bashar] Assad and the Russians,” — said Biden.
By the way, the trump did not respond to the attacks of former Vice-President of the USA, although usually the American leader closely monitors the progress of democratic debates and releases the caustic comments against their opponents. However, the fourth televised debate, the President virtually ignored, he just posted a tweet with a map of the United States, provided the electoral preferences of voters. According to the map, in most States, people are willing to vote for Republicans, not Democrats.
At the same time, Biden said that trump plans to destroy NATO, are already far not the first time. Democrats fear such a development since the summit of leaders of NATO countries, which took place in the summer of 2018 in Brussels. According to us media, the trump allegedly threatened his colleagues leaving the Alliance to get them to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP.
In January 2019, the newspaper the New York Times noted that trump is once again considering a withdrawal from NATO, because he was not satisfied with the rate of growth of military expenditures of member countries of the Alliance. The sources claim that the US President called NATO the swamp which bogged down the United States.
Media reports have alarmed American congressmen, who in late January urgently adopted the law in support of NATO. This initiative was supposed to prevent the Trump to leave the Alliance, however, formally can not prohibit it, because the President can veto the bill.
Trump does not hide his discontent towards the associates in the Alliance. The President of the United States systematically criticizes allies over the reluctance to spend more on defense, and in August declared that, under his influence, NATO countries found an additional $100 billion on military spending. According to the President, prior to his election Alliance “moved to its collapse and he quickly would come the end.”
“I must say frankly that one way or another tired to pay for other countries,” said trump. He also lamented that many Alliance members are paid less than they should.
One such country is Germany, according to NATO, the costs of German defense is about €47 billion, which corresponds to 1,36% of the national GDP. However, in October, German defence Minister Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer said that Germany intends to raise military spending to 2% of GDP by 2031.
Despite the controversy with NATO allies, trump has not made any official statements on the US withdrawal from the Alliance. Experts also noted that the American leader has claims not only to this Association. According to political scientist Vladimir Shapovalov, trump has brought the U.S. from a number of international organizations.
“In this context, his critical comments in relation to such international institutions as NATO, are quite logical. At the same time, trump is not going not going to make decisions related to the US withdrawal from NATO”, — said Shapovalov on air Sputnik.
Real practical political action of the administration trump aims to strengthen the position of NATO as a military organization, was stated.