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Donald Trump just did Europe a favor

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2024
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It might not be strategic, but at least it’s autonomy.

In one fell swoop over the weekend, Donald Trump freed Europe from the confines of the American security bubble.

“I would not protect you, in fact I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want,” Trump claimed to have told a European leader about how he would respond if their country were attacked by Russia. “You gotta pay!”

Never mind that Trump was talking about what he would do if other NATO countries didn’t live up to the alliance’s spending...

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