Trump “‘You didn’t pay? You’re delinquent?’” Trump recounted saying. “‘No I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You gotta pay. You gotta pay your bills.’”

Czech prime minister “Europe needs its own army. Donald Trump’s protection cannot be relied upon,” Peksa wrote in reaction to media reports about Trump’s comments on X.

Me 🙂 US is responsible for 860b of the 1.3t of NATO’s defense spending. If Europe doesn’t want to rely on the US for their defense, NATO countries are welcome to handle it themselves, they just need to pony up 860b between the member nations. Otherwise, I don’t see why the US can’t call some shots considering the financial investment in NATO.