John Bolton: Trump could pull US out of NATO

The former senior US official also said the UK should tell Europe to ‘stuff it’ over Brexit.

10/1/2020 11:58:00 PM

Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton thinks there is a 'very real risk' of the U.S. withdrawing from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization if his old boss wins a second term

The former senior US official also said the UK should tell Europe to ‘stuff it’ over Brexit.

Andrew McDonald10/1/20, 8:07 PM CETDonald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton thinks there is a"very real risk" of the U.S. withdrawing from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization if his old boss wins a second term.In an interview with Times Radio Thursday, Bolton said that a"political guardrail" was the only thing that had stopped the U.S. from pulling out during Trump's first term.

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"It wasn't that we convinced him that NATO is actually a pretty good alliance, but that he just saw he couldn't go across the line and actually call for withdrawal ... once he's re-elected, that political guardrail, if it doesn't disappear entirely, is substantially diminished."

He added that if re-elected,"[Trump] doesn't have to worry as much about the U.S. political blowback, and so his instincts or his inclinations have free rein." Read more: POLITICO »

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for his boy toy putin trump will destroy this country by pulling us out of NATO because for the first place trump doesnt know what it is! He cant read fun with dick and jane I think NATO should reconsider it's dependence on USA. A start would be to source weapons and logistics purchases elsewhere. That’s stupid. Get better or go home.

Third world countries should welcome this idea. But isn’t going to vote for Biden. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Rather than write a book Bolton should have brought 45's disturbing behavior to the attention of people who could take steps to get rid of him ... Bolton doesn't care if Dems are murdered by the idiot Proud Boys or other domestic terrorist groups!

Oh I thought John has something new to say. That has been a goal of Trump from Day One. Good news he is not an efficient Tyrant, Putin would have had that done in 2017 if the roles were reversed. I'm voting for Trump....but I'm sure our Congress would have a say in this too. But Trump won't be pulling out of NATO, he's got a lot of other countries paying their dues.

Fake news Oh gee thanks Bolton..traitor well it's good he's not then And that is just the start of it. Putin will take all of Ukraine and some other former Soviet states, now that he doesn't have 'stand by' so Trump could win reelection An isolated America will just be a backward, mediocre nation & that will reflect badly in our economy back home. When America withdraws, China & Russia will rise & Americans will pay for that

Awesome There are SO MANY people who have no idea what this would mean for America. They just hate Our allies And blame them for our troubles, like Trump does. They don’t realize, the more isolated we are, the less likely we would be to receive foreign aid if we ever needed it. Bank on it. Of course. There’s also the risk that he may stay in NATO

Because of what the globalists have turned it into. it would be a gift to Putin He is giving away Europe to be dominated by Russia Trump seems to have a grudge against EU as keeps being rude to Merkel She is 10x more competent than him Looks like a sellout by the Trump family to me? Let us remember that BOLTON has always wanted the U.S. to withdraw from ALL treaties because he thinks they 'undermine' U.S. authority. This was his consistent advice to trump. He stink almost as much as hi former boss.

And.....why do we care what John Bolton think?! Cool...then Staten Island becomes our forward defense line...real smart Not happening Another manufactured controversy Good! Dumbest lie/statement and political manipulation. He just got an additional $100bn in funding from other countries for it.. I've never been a Bolton fan; but he's absolutely correct and it would be the Golden Apple given to Putin if Trump takes us out of NATO. It would be a massive betrayal of all our closest allies and lead to even more aggressive Russian military moves in Europe and possibly war.

bolton knows zip That would be putins dream...vote out the clown in nov That may well be a good thing. Countries like Germany will spend the required 2% of GDP on defence, and the US does not have to shoulder the expense of their defence. If the worse happens the US will always come to Europe’s aid much as they’ve done before.

I don’t think the other countries should wait! They should begin restructuring with an eye to increasing their weaponry and collective self defense equipment & measures! They SHOULD NOT count on the US any longer! I've never voted. Bolton's making me want to vote for Orangemanbad now 😂 F NATO lol Trump is pulling out of the wrong things... if you catch my drift

Putin gets what Putin wants The guy who doesn't pay taxes hates countries who 'freeload'. Job done for his boss ... good Oh god

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Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to US to record lowThe Trump administration has proposed further slashing the number of refugees the United States accepts to a new record low in the coming year. The more than 16.5% reduction was announced shortly after President Donald Trump vilified refugees as an unwanted burden at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota send them all home! Due to the Pandemic, make it 50% of what it normally is.

Trump Administration Plans To Slash Refugee Admissions To U.S. To Record LowThe more than 16.5% reduction was announced shortly after President Donald Trump vilified refugees at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota. And? Good! The refuges only come here to sponge off Americans. If i was a refugee the last place i'd feel safe to go would be the u.s, and i mean literally the last place i'd seek for refuge. By the time this is over there'll be no need for any policies like this, already we're seeing Germany and Norway as preferred choices for a lot of them