America’s Allies Raise Major Concerns About U.S.

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( – America’s allies have expressed concerns at an increasing rate about the United States’ dependability ahead of the 2024 presidential election. While there are worries that if former President Donald Trump wins a second term in office it could cause a lot of strain in the country’s international relations, there are also concerns that regardless of who wins in the presidential election, the country will become less dependable. 

French President Emmanuel Macron in a recent statement noted that the United States’ “first priority is itself,” which is concerning when considering the state of current affairs, and the conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine. 

During the first Trump administration, the bond between the United States and its allies was tested, especially as Trump would often praise authoritarian leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He even went as far as to refer to the Chinese President, Xi Jinping as “brilliant.” 

In his more recent campaign speeches, Trump has continued to express skepticism about certain organizations, including NATO, and has often spoken negatively about the amounts that the United States is called to spend on funding the military alliance, which is particularly instrumental in Ukraine’s war to fight off the Russian invasion. 

However, President Biden has continuously expressed support for Ukraine and has pointed out that it is a key priority for funding to continue being provided. Still, Congressional Republicans have done everything possible to stall military aid for Ukraine, and the United States has not been able to take action to contain the war in the Middle East between Israel and Gaza. 

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