CLEVELAND: The Republican campaign sparked a controversy when party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence expressed contradicting views on America’s NATO allies.
In his vice-presidential acceptance speech, Pence said that Trump would rebuild the military and stand with the allies of the US. But in an interview to The New York Times, Trump said that the US under his presidency might not come to the defence of some NATO members if Russia were to attack them.
The Republican presidential nominee said that his decision would be based on whether those countries have fulfilled their obligations to NATO.
“Ronald Reagan would be ashamed. Republicans, Democrats and Independents who help build NATO into the most successful military alliance in history would all come to the same conclusion: Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit and fundamentally ill-prepared to be our Commander in Chief,” Clinton’s policy adviser Jake Sullivan immediately tanted Trump.