On Wednesday, the campaign of Vice President Joe Biden slammed the remarks of former President Donald Trump, who had said that he would not defend Europe in the event of an attack.
His reply to HEADLINESFOREVER was this: “The idea that he would abandon our allies if he doesn’t get his way underscores what we already know to be true about Donald Trump: The only person he cares about is himself.” This was said by Ammar Moussa, a Biden campaign official.
This scathing attack follows Wednesday’s allegation in Brussels Playbook by HEADLINESFOREVER that a prominent European leader had told Trump secretly years ago that the United States would not come to the help of the European Union.
During their conversation at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2020, French European Commissioner Thierry Breton reports that Trump told European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, “‘You need to understand that if Europe is under attack we will never come to help you and support you.'” Bretz was present during this meeting.
Meanwhile, Trump declared, “‘By the way, NATO is dead, and we will leave, we will quit NATO.'”
According to Moussa, those remarks show that Trump is unfit to be reelected. He went on to say that Washington’s national security and influence on the global arena are undermined by the former president’s flirtation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and threats to dismantle NATO.
“Our country is less safe because Donald Trump spent four years as president cozying up to dictators,” Moussa added.
A request for comment was not promptly addressed by the Trump campaign.
The Republican primary in Iowa starts in less than a week, and Breton made his story during a gathering in the European Parliament in Brussels. The public is unlikely to be swayed by Trump’s remarks because his distrust of the transatlantic partnership is widely known.
The former president was slammed by Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees who co-sponsored a measure to make it impossible for the president to withdraw from NATO without the consent of Congress. Kaine said that NATO “is very much not dead.”
“Actually, Congress passed my bill to prevent ANY U.S. president from unilaterally withdrawing from NATO—with strong bipartisan votes—so our commitment to NATO is stronger than ever,” he tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. “Our friends, we will not leave them.