Former President Donald Trump's suggestion that the United States should not protect NATO allies who failed to meet their defense spending targets "undermines all of our security," NATO Secretary General Jans Stoltenberg said Sunday.
At a campaign event on Saturday, Trump recounted a story he told an unidentified NATO member when asked about his threats to not defend allies who did not meet defense spending targets against an aggressor.
"'You didn't pay? You're delinquent? No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You gotta pay. You gotta pay your bills,'" Mr. Trump recounted saying.