Former US President Donald Trump's security adviser, John Bolton, expressed his belief that the United States could withdraw from NATO if Trump wins a second term.
Bolton said - in statements to the German newspaper "Handelsblatt" issued today Monday: "Only a handful of Republicans would like to withdraw from NATO, but if he (Trump) wins a second term, these barriers may fall ... Who knows what he intends to do in the second state?"? "
Bolton advised the Europeans, if Trump wins the elections on the third of November, to intensify their diplomacy with Congress, and said: "The House and Senate can stand against the President ... If there is a withdrawal from NATO or another important withdrawal of forces from Europe, there may be Strong resistance from both Democrats and Republicans.
It is worth noting that Trump is currently backward in the polls behind his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden. But that does not mean anything to Bolton, who said: "We should not underestimate the ability of the Democratic Party to fail in the elections." : "This is an eternal period from the perspective of American politics."
Bolton, the hard-line conservative who served as Trump's national security adviser until September 2019, does not pin great hopes on Biden's victory, saying: "I will be very sad regardless of who wins the day after the election," adding that Biden "sits in his cellar and does not go out A lot, and if he wins and doesn't know exactly what to do, we'll just replace one problem with a new one. "
When asked if Chancellor Angela Merkel is "the last leader in the free world," Bolton said: "The only leaders in the free world are the leaders of the United States. And if the American president is unable to do so, the western world is in danger because no one can He should occupy this position, "adding that Merkel is" a very strong figure within the European Union, "but it must be asked how long will Germany's strength last after Merkel leaves office, and he said:" Maybe she will stay in her position for a longer period than expected. "