This was pointed out by European Parliament President Roberta Metsola and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, who met in Tallinn on Monday, when evaluating former US President Donald Trump’s statements about his reluctance to protect NATO allies.
European countries have been outraged by Trump’s announcement over the weekend that he would not provide aid to NATO allies who do not invest enough in their defense in the event of a Russian military attack.
“We are strong enough to be able to protect each other. Any statement like this is dangerous, but at the same time it also means we have to do more,” Metsola said.
Callas echoed what she said: “I think what the US presidential candidate said might wake up some allies who haven’t done enough to strengthen their defenses. So I hope we all do more and be stronger together.”