The looming “threat” of another Donald Trump Presidency has NATO scrambling to make this major change

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Donald Trump did more to hold the ruling class warmongers at NATO accountable than any other President in American history.

The prospect of him being re-elected isn’t sitting well with them.

But the looming “threat” of another Donald Trump Presidency has NATO scrambling to make this major change.

One of former President Donald Trump’s strongest areas during his Presidency was in the realm of foreign affairs.

The former President secured peace deals between former adversaries while protecting allies at the same time through tough negotiations, all while incentivizing nations to desire “getting in” on the agreements.

As a result, the United States was able to reposition itself as an international powerhouse.

Trump’s moves were less through military force, and more through encouraging cooperation at the negotiation table.

In Europe, Trump was met with stronger resistance, not just because many socialist European countries despised the former President for his conservative ideals, but also because they knew he would hold them accountable for their failure to meet alliance obligations.

At a recent South Carolina rally, Trump boasted to supporters, “one of the Presidents of a big country stood up and said, ‘Well sir, if we don’t pay and we’re attacked by Russia, will you protect us?’ I said, you didn’t pay? You’re delinquent.”

“He said, ‘Yes, let’s say that happened.’ No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You gotta pay,” Trump added.

Many critics tried to claim that Trump was vowing to disregard the United States’ Article 5 obligations, but it was clear that the skilled negotiator was emphasizing the importance that all countries within the alliance contribute their fair share.

At the rally, Trump boasted how he caught NATO countries red-handed shorting their contributions to the alliance, relying on the United States to take up the added burden.

Due to the pressure that Trump laid on NATO during his Presidency, countries that were part of the alliance began stepping up their military spending to meet the 2% GDP minimum defense spending rule.

With the likelihood of Trump returning to the White House increasing each day, NATO leaders have been crying foul, claiming Trump will leave them high and dry.

In reality, they are scared of the accountability that Trump will bring back.

A top contender for the alliance’s top post of Secretary General, however, is promoting a new approach to dealing with Trump.

According to the Daily Wire, “Outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, a top contender to be the next leader of NATO, encouraged Western allies to stop fretting over the prospect of former President Donald Trump returning to the White House.”

With the conflict between Russia and Ukraine intensifying, Rutte has started calling on European leaders to stop obsessing over a potential return from Trump so they can focus more on doing their part.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Rutte said NATO “should stop moaning and whining and nagging about Trump. It’s up to the Americans. I’m not an American, I cannot vote in the U.S. We have to work with whoever is on the dance floor.”

The effectiveness of Trump’s foreign policy appears to be fairly active to this day, as one of the leading candidates for the NATO leadership role is adjusting accordingly to the accountability that he knows Trump will bring back.

“We need to invest in our defense expenditure. We need to massively ramp up arms production, and we need to massively do more in support to Ukraine,” Rutte continued.

“This has nothing to do with Trump,” the Dutch leader added.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.