Trump questions the necessity of NATO

President Donald Trump walks in as he is introduced at the summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit to discuss Russia, Iraq and their mission in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump hit the ground running with aggressive opening remarks at the annual NATO summit today, accusing Germany of being “Russia’s captive” and calling out fellow countries a part of the alliance for not contributing their fair share.

His bull-in-the-china-shop approach was reflected in a Twitter tirade, in which he questioned the necessity of NATO.

Host Ethan Bearman has a rebuttal for the president. He argues that, despite flaws, the treaty, which was initially created in 1949 as protection against the Soviet Union, is still critical to the survival of modern Democracy.

In the podcast below, he explains his perspective and asks listeners to share their own thoughts on the topic! Spoiler: Some are standing by the Trump on this one! 

 

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