“Julianne Smith, a former national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, told Newsweek, ‘It shouldn’t be shocking, given what the president has said about the NATO alliance for the better part of the last three years,’ that American support for the bloc has dropped.

“NATO has enjoyed bipartisan support in the U.S. for 70 years, but Trump’s presidency has exposed rifts within the organization. ‘I worry that in a second Trump term, maybe we would see some additional damage to these core tenets that U.S. foreign policy,’ said Smith.

“Trump was criticized for being dismissive of the alliance, describing the accord as obsolete. His concerns about other nations’ failure to meet their own military spending targets are shared by a significant number of Americans ‘on the left and the right,’ Smith said…”

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