donald trump promised a wave of mass expulsions of migrants if he wins the presidency again USAand questioned whether his government would guarantee the security of the NATO against Russia, during a campaign event in South Carolina.
Trump welcomed the collapse of the bill to address the immigration crisis on the border with Mexico and assured that there will be a massive “deportation operation” from his first day in office.
The abandonment of the bipartisan project this week in the US Senate highlighted Trump’s tight control over Republicans, denying the Democratic president Joe Biden a victory on the hot topic of immigration.
The legislative project also included an additional aid package to Ukraine and Israel, which will now be treated separately.
“We crushed corrupt Joe Biden’s disastrous open borders bill”Trump declared at the rally Saturday night.
“On day one I will end all of the Biden administration’s open border policies and begin the largest domestic deportation operation in the history of the United States.” USA. “We have no choice,” said.
NATO defaulters without protection
Trump, who frequently rebukes members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of not adequately financing the alliance, he also maintained that he would refuse to defend any of those countries against Russia, if they were in default.
The former president referred to a conversation with a leader he did not identify during a NATO meeting.
“The president of a large country stood up and asked, ‘Well, sir, if we don’t pay and Russia attacks us, would you protect us?’ And I responded: ‘If you didn’t pay, you have committed a crime.’”
“I wouldn’t protect him. In fact, I would encourage [a Rusia] to do whatever he wants. He has to pay, he has to pay his bills”he emphasized trump.
The White House rejected those statements.
“Encouraging invasions of our closest allies by murderous regimes is appalling and unhinged,” said spokesman Andrew Bates.
“Rather than calling for war and promoting chaos, President Biden will continue to support American leadership,” the spokesperson added.
The secretary general of the NATOJens Stoltenberg, stated on Sunday that these statements by Trump “undermine everyone’s security.”
“Any suggestion that allies will not defend each other undermines the security of everyone, including that of the United States, and exposes American and European soldiers to greater risk,” he stressed in a statement.
The United States Senate will debate next week on the aid package that includes 95 billion dollars for Ukraine – at war after being invaded by Russia – for Israel’s fight against the militants of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and for Taiwan, its strategic ally.
Most of it would go to help Ukraine replenish depleted supplies of ammunition, weapons and other crucial needs as the war approaches two years.
On more than one occasion Trump has been doubtful and even opposed to continuing US assistance to Ukraine and has even threatened to leave NATO if it returns to the White House.
Nikki Haley’s husband
At the rally, Trump also made mocking comments about Nikky Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and his rival in the Republican primary in which he is far behind.
“Where is your husband? Oh, he is not there, he is not there! She said ironically to highlight that Michael Haley, husband of the Republican candidate, does not accompany her at her electoral events.
“What happened to your husband? What happened to her? he repeated, making dramatic effects with his tone of voice.
Very distanced from Trump, the former ambassador to the UN responded dryly on the X network.
“Michel is at the service of his country, something you know nothing about. “A person who permanently disrespects the sacrifice of military families has nothing to look for as commander in chief.”Haley said.
Michel Haley completes one year of military deployment in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. He also responded to Trump. “The difference between humans and animals? “Animals would not allow the dumbest of them to lead the pack,” he also wrote in X, next to a photo of a wolf.
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