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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is taking another jab at NATO, questioning whether the alliance's mutual defense pact might conceivably let tiny Montenegro's "very aggressive people" start World War III.

Trump commented in an interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News Channel that aired Tuesday night. The interview was conducted Monday after the Helsinki summit.

Trump and Carlson were discussing NATO when the Fox News host questioned why his son should have to defend Montenegro if it's attacked. Russia was irked when Montenegro joined NATO in 2017.

The president replied that he's asked the same question. Montenegro "may get aggressive and congratulations, you're in World War III," Trump said.

Trump is a longstanding skeptic of NATO.

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    July 18, 2018 at 10:02 a.m.


  • hah406
    July 18, 2018 at 10:42 a.m.

    More shear stupidity. He has no idea how NATO works. An attack on one is an attack on all, and all must come to the one's defense. Who is the only country that has ever invoked that article? The United States. Among others, who came to the defense of the United States? Montenegro. Enough said.

  • Dontsufferfools
    July 18, 2018 at 10:44 a.m.

    It's either lost on him that the nations in NATO and the EU are the primary liberal democracies on earth and represent the future of market capitalism, democracy and peace on the planet, or he's doing Putin's bidding. He's either immensely ignorant or treasonous.

  • Quackenfuss
    July 18, 2018 at 11:38 a.m.

    I would like to see him find Montenegro on a map. Without help.

  • Foghorn
    July 18, 2018 at 12:42 p.m.

    This is OUTRAGEOUS. Montenegro is a tiny country of roughly 650K total population carved out of Yugoslavia, only a year after Slovenia - MELANIA TRUMP’s HOME COUNTRY - also achieved independence. They are at high risk of annexation by Russia, which is the whole reason they joined NATO in the first place. This statement by Trump is yet another capitulation to Putin. I hope Melania bltch slaps him and rips him a new one for having said it.

  • glh05230944
    July 18, 2018 at 1:11 p.m.

    Additional evidence that the pervert is a Russian Agent. It's time for an impeachment.

  • hurricane46
    July 18, 2018 at 1:42 p.m.

    Find it on a map?, I'd love to watch the knucklehead try to spell it! LOL

    July 18, 2018 at 3:49 p.m.

    He saw "negro" in the name and, just as with Charlottesville, decided to play to his racist base.

  • Foghorn
    July 18, 2018 at 4:26 p.m.

    That would explain everything, Armnar. I’m sure you’re spot on.

  • BoudinMan
    July 18, 2018 at 4:46 p.m.

    More precisely, ARMNAR, Putin's useful idiot.