‘Appalling and unhinged’ was Joe Biden’s (or at least the White House’s) verdict on Donald Trump’s remarks that he might actually encourage Vladimir Putin to invade Nato member states who fail to meet the organisation’s requirement that they spend at least 2 per cent of GDP on defence.
It is hard to disagree with that verdict, but then someone has to shock Nato’s laggards into keeping their side of the bargain.
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