Donald Trump reiterates he will only help Nato countries that pay ‘fair share’

Republican makes more isolationist comments about US foreign policy, saying he wants to keep Nato but only if member countries pay for defense

Donald Trump struck his most stridently isolationist notes yet on Wednesday, following up a day of controversy over his call for Russia to hack into and release Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails with an assertion that Nato’s principle that an attack on one is an attack on all should be conditional on every member country paying “their fair share”.

“I want to keep Nato, but I want them to pay,” Trump told a rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania. “I don’t want to be taken advantage of … We’re protecting countries that most of the people in this room have never even heard of and we end up in world war three … Give me a break.

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