American nationalism, global stability, and our domestic economy have been significantly improved thanks to President Biden’s experienced leadership, according to spokesman Andrew Bates. While still in office, Trump had demanded that NATO countries meet the obligation of allocating at least two percent of their GDP for a defense budget and accused member states of taking advantage of American defense and US taxpayers’ money.
The fear is that if Trump is re-elected, he could damage the core of the alliance and encourage Russian President Vladimir Putin to try military moves against his neighbors. In response, European countries have called for strengthening the military dimension of the European Union independently as a backup in case of loss of American support.
At the same time, Congress has approved a section of the defense budget that states that a president cannot order a withdrawal from NATO without a two-thirds majority in the Senate. However, commentators have warned that this may not be enough to prevent the US from reducing or completely stopping its commitment to NATO. Ivo Daehler, who was the US ambassador to NATO under President Barack Obama, cautioned that it is important that Congress overwhelmingly supports American membership in NATO.
During a rally, Trump came out against foreign aid budget proposals currently being debated in Congress, which also includes $14.1 billion in security aid to Israel and $60.1 billion to Ukraine. At Trump’s direction, Republicans continue to block approval of aid on these grounds despite bipartisan proposals designed to address issues such as illegal immigration at the Mexican border having been drawn up in the Senate.
In response to criticism regarding his handling of foreign affairs during his presidency, Michael Hayes defended himself on Twitter by saying “You understand nothing about” serving one’s country and disrespecting sacrifices made by families of military personnel has no ability to be commander-in-chief.”