Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defense

Days after a widely slammed summit with his Russian counterpart, President Donald Trump drew fresh scorn Wednesday for calling NATO's undergirding principle into question and for attacking "tiny" Montenegro, whose accession to the alliance enraged Moscow. Trump's comments, which a former US ambassador to NATO decried as a "gift to Putin," came in an interview with Fox News when he was asked about Article 5, NATO's common defense clause which states that an attack on one member is an attack on all. Trump responded: "I understand what you're saying.

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