Mike Pence visited Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro demonstrating the U.S.’s commitment to NATO and the threat that Russia poses on Tuesday. During his campaign, Trump called NATO “obsolete” and questioned whether the U.S. would step in if Russia or another nation attacked a member of NATO.
However, Pence has quelled any questions about Trump’s rhetoric by reiterating the U.S.’s willingness to help countries if attacked by Russia. Most recently, NATO planes were seen flying in Estonian airspace to ward-off Russian fighters who flew close to the NATO border. “Let me assure you, I am here as a testament to the fact that America has no small allies, only strong allies. And I hope my presence here today affirms that,” said Pence. Trump will have to accept the fact that the U.S. is NATO’s main player and must challenge any threat from his friend Russia.