Putin: ‘Do whatever the hell you want’ to our NATO allies - Trump
“Trump bragged that he’d encourage Russia to ‘do whatever the hell they want’ to our NATO allies if they didn’t spend enough on defense,” Schiff wrote. “He’s more interested in aggrandizing himself and pleasing Putin than protecting our allies. It would be enough to make Reagan ill.” - Politico
Why are MAGA Republicans blocking aid for Ukraine as it fights Putin's invasion to save their democracy? "Why Does the GOP Block Ukraine Aid? For Trump. Johnson voted for the first aid package to Ukraine a month later. Then, in May of that year, Johnson reversed himself, joining 56 other Republican House members to vote against a $40 billion package.
"The notional answer is that Republicans must have a border-security deal as the price for Ukraine aid. But who on earth sets a price that could stymie something they affirmatively want to do? Republicans have not conditioned their support for Social Security on getting a border deal. They would never say that tax cuts must wait until after the border is secure. Only Ukraine is treated as something to be bartered, as if at a county fair. How did that happen?" - The Atlantic
Ukraine’s expendability to congressional Republicans originates in the sinister special relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Use this Relationship Map to see how much each NATO member countries contribute to mutual defense? How does Putin have such a strong hold over MAGA Republicans? Follow the money and sexpionage!
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“Biden: 14.8m jobs; lower costs for insulin; repairs to road/bridges; health care for vets; cleaning up the environment; stronger alliances. And yes: mixed up a country leader’s name. And this happened, too,” Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) wrote on X, linking to a clip of Trump’s remarks. “Is there really a choice?”
NATO stands with America after 9/11 terrorist attack
Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty that launched NATO in 1949 calls for every country to defend every other in the event of an attack. “The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all,” it states. Article 5 was invoked in defense of the United States after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The 31 current members of NATO have agreed, as a target figure, to spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense, though some nations are below that figure. - Politico
America stands with its allies - not Russian dictators
“Any suggestion that allies will not defend each other undermines all of our security, including that of the US, and puts American and European soldiers at increased risk,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. “Reckless statements on #NATO’s security and Art 5 solidarity serve only Putin’s interest. They do not bring more security or peace to the world,” Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, said on X. - Politico
TakeAway: Democracy is a Trump protection racket. Protect American democracy vote for President Biden and Democrats.
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