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Trump, his running mate contradict themselves on NATO issue

The Republican campaign sparked a controversy when party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence expressed contradicting views on America’s NATO allies.

In his vice presidential acceptance speech, Pence said that Trump would rebuild the military and stand with the allies of the United States.

But in an interview to The New York Times, Trump said that the US under his presidency might not come to the defence of some NATO members if Russia were to attack them. The Republican presidential nominee said that his decision would be based on the whether those countries have fulfilled their obligations to NATO.

The rival Clinton campaign slammed Trump and Pence for their differences on this crucial issue.

“Tonight, Mike Pence said Donald Trump would stand with our allies. Tonight, Donald Trump flatly contradicted him,” said the Hillary for America Senior Policy Adviser Jake Sullivan.
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