Donald Trump is not doing America any good as his comments are likely to spark a war with Russia. Nonetheless, the presidential candidate did not back down as he called out Russia on its hacking statements, saying that such could be considered sarcastic. Will Trump end the world?
Trump Forcing Serious Policy Implications
Trump has made headlines because of his radical statements, but the most recent one is expected to raise more alarms than ever. According to him, the United States, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, can decide whether or not it will help an ally under attack. However, analysts argue that there is something wrong with this thinking.
“There is no such thing as Fortress America,” National Post quoted British General Sir Richard Shirreff.
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“Any European conflict is potentially a global conflict. The defense of America begins on the forest frontiers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.”
Shirreff served as NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander for Europe from 2011 to 2014, which makes him extremely knowledgeable of Russian, European and U.S. military capabilities.
There is great discord among the European nations following Britain’s exit from the European Union. While NATO has been persistent with its military drills and has been working on building up military presence, the military imbalance is still working in Russia’s favor.
Trump to Russia: I’m Being Sarcastic
However, even with the backlash from his last comments about the tensions, Trump did not back down from commenting further about Russia. He encouraged the Russian intelligence agencies at one point to uncover Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails. Nonetheless, the presidential candidate did try to back track on what he said.
“Of course I’m being sarcastic,” Trump said in a Fox News interview, as reported by CNN.
“You have 33,000 emails deleted, and the real problem is what was said on the emails from the Democratic National Convention.”
Trump lit the fire when he was talking at a news conference Wednesday in Florida. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he said.
“I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”